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

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