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Lighthouse Heritage Research Connections (LHRC)

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This video is the highlight of Lighthouse Heritage Research Connections (LHRC) project which was shown at ALA Presidential Citation Award Ceremony on Jun 29, 2021 05:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada).

AMERICAN LIBRARY ASSOCIATION presents this Presidential Citation for Innovative International Library Projects in the year 2021 to the Lighthouse Heritage Research Connections, Run Run Shaw Library, City University of Hong Kong.

For serving as a model to other libraries of how to make Digital Humanities an inclusive and participatory force within their community.

For creating a project that continues to develop and incorporates diverse patrons from different cultures, skills and fields of interest. Patrons contribute to the LHRC project by: conducting focused research on different aspects of lighthouse heritage, helping with the transcription and translation of archival documents, creating digital renderings and artworks, taking part in study trips, documenting photographs, developing flim documentaries, and acting as curators of events and exhibitions.

For creating a local history project that is growing and collaborating with other local partnerships, like the Hong Kong Maritime Museum and other City University departments.

For incorporating ACRL Framework for Information Literacy and prioritizing different learning needs of their community.

For its commitment to ensuring visually impaired patrons both participate and contribute to LHRC. Audio-description trainings and aids like prerecorded audio tracks played by scanning QR codes model inclusion for libraries and museums. This project empowers visually impaired patrons to share how they experience cultural heritage projects and offer ways to share their perspective.

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NameAmerican Library Association
PlaceUnited States