American Libraries: "All Together Now: Libraries collaborate to create history"
Local histories are easily explored at most libraries. Government documents and records, newspaper photos and clippings, film and video footage, and assorted ephemera nestled in stacks and special collections can create vivid snapshots of a community’s past. But even the most thorough collection may not be complete. Complementary and supplemental materials are often held at different locations, forcing patrons and researchers to trek across city and state, use interlibrary loan, or browse multiple websites to complete a historical picture. Libraries are combining forces to eliminate that extra effort, though. Read More >