What is your interest in the Mass. Studies Network?
Professional and personal interest in preserving and sharing history. I am always impressed with the power of story telling.
It is important too for the past to be preserved for future generations--that past ranges from individual and family stories to those of entire communities. With technology today, and because families and communities are so fragmented (stress of jobs, dehumanization caused by the increased use of technology, and the way families are spread out geographically throughout the nation), the power and ease to preserve and record history digitally and the speed and affordability to share that history over vast expanses has never been so accessible.
Library Director, Holmes Public Library
Special interest in digital libraries