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Presentation of KvinnSam, the national resource library for gender studies in Gothenburg, Sweden.

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  • Founded by three women, of whom to were librarians at Gothenburg University Library
  • Especially material from the suffrage movement and the first wave of women’s movement. A printed bibliography, that we edited until 2000. Making it easier to find literature concering women in the library catalogue, influence the library’s acquisition policy
  • And also facilitate our own work, i.e. finding photos.
  • Coming: Hertha, Tidevarvet
  • Part of a larger project, has used a more advanced technique than for the earlier journals. Possible to zoom, etc.
  • A mix of new and old material. Cooperation with researchers in women’s history Used in education
  • KvinnSam

    1. 1. Women’s History Collections http://www.ub.gu.se/kvinn/ Swedish National Resource Library for Women’s, Men’s and Gender Studies
    2. 2. Women’s History Collections <ul><li>1958 – founded, as a private initiative </li></ul><ul><li>1971 – part of Gothenburg University Library </li></ul><ul><li>1997 – Swedish National Resource Library for Women’s, Men’s and Gender Studies. Today seven librarians. </li></ul>
    3. 3. Founders’ principal aims <ul><li>Collect manuscripts and other material concerning the women’s movement </li></ul><ul><li>Compile bibliographies </li></ul><ul><li>Highlight literature on women’s studies </li></ul>
    4. 4. Today <ul><li>Largest collection of books and journals on gender issues in Sweden </li></ul><ul><li>KVINNSAM - bibliographic database </li></ul><ul><li>GENA – Swedish gender theses </li></ul><ul><li>GREDA – gender researchers </li></ul><ul><li>Etc. </li></ul>
    5. 5. Manuscript collection <ul><li>Personal archives, about 150 </li></ul><ul><li>Archives from organizations and institutions, about 100 </li></ul><ul><li>Still growing, much used by researchers, authors, etc. </li></ul>
    6. 6. Why digitise? <ul><li>Make unique material available </li></ul><ul><li>Facilitate for researchers, teachers and students </li></ul><ul><li>Protect fragile material </li></ul><ul><li>Highlight women’s history </li></ul>
    7. 7. Digital archive of Older Women ’ s Journals <ul><li>Tidskrift för hemmet </li></ul><ul><li>1859-1885 </li></ul><ul><li>Dagny 1886 -1913 </li></ul><ul><li>Fram å t 1886 -1889 </li></ul><ul><li>Morgonbris 1904 -1924 </li></ul><ul><li>R ö str ä tt f ö r kvinnor 1912 - 1919 </li></ul>
    8. 8. Digital archive Women ’ s Journals from the 18 th Century
    9. 9. Thematic portals <ul><li>Show various aspects of Swedish women’s history </li></ul><ul><li>Make our old and fragile material available to a broader audience </li></ul><ul><li>Target groups: students and teachers at upper secondary schools, folk high-schools, universities, university colleges, and others with an interest in these matters </li></ul>
    10. 10. Thematic portals (2) <ul><li>Kvinnors kamp för rösträtt </li></ul><ul><li>Swedish Women’s </li></ul><ul><li> Struggle for Suffrage (2006) </li></ul><ul><li>Kvinnors kamp för kunskap </li></ul><ul><li>Women’s Struggle for </li></ul><ul><li>Education (not translated) (2007) </li></ul>
    11. 11. Thematic portals (3) <ul><li>Kvinnor i arbete </li></ul><ul><li>Women at Work (2008) </li></ul><ul><li>Kärlek, makt och systerskap </li></ul><ul><li>Love, Power and Sisterhood </li></ul><ul><li>(not translated) (2002) </li></ul><ul><li>Kvinnor och fred </li></ul><ul><li>Women and Peace (not translated) </li></ul><ul><li>(2009) </li></ul>
    12. 12. Swedish Women’s Struggle for Suffrage
    13. 13. Marketing of projects <ul><li>Newsletters, mailing lists </li></ul><ul><li>Press releases </li></ul><ul><li>Websites </li></ul><ul><li>Brochures </li></ul><ul><li>Presentations at various conferences </li></ul>
    14. 14. Awarded for Good Marketing The Swedish Library Association’s Award for Good Marketing 2007

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