The new Peace Corps Director, Aaron Williams, has just announced the launching of the Peace Corps’ Digital Library, a searchable collection of electronic Peace Corps materials from 1961 to today. He wants RPCVs and PCVs to send in narratives and photographs to the library.
The Digital Library, Aaron says, ” will be a a living collection that represents the agency’s legacy of public service.” He is asking that RPCVs and PCVs contribute up to five photos and one story to the Digital Library via online submission forms.
The way that it is set up is that visitors can either browse the individual collections or search by keyword, the host country name, or a specific period of time.
At the moment the Digital Library is very much a work in progress, and will not be as comprehensive as the collections at the National Archives and the Kennedy Library.
If you want to find out more about the digital library go to http://collection.peacecorps.gov.
This is a very new venture for the agency, so we’ll have to give them time to get it up and running. We wish them well. It’s a great idea!