Terms of Use

Terms of Use

Fair Use Guidelines[i]

The Albert M. Greenfield Digital Center for the History of Women’s Education is committed to facilitating open access to materials and resources provided by or through us on this website.  We will be glad to respond to any specific inquiries for use of such content in ways consistent with our general mission, methods, and goals in the interest of public service.

As a general rule, you may print, reproduce and use the information in or images displayed on the website provided:

1. The use is for non-commercial, personal, or educational purposes only;

2. You do not modify any information or image;

3. You provide explicit reference to and include the relevant copyright notice associated with the relevant information or images.

Redistribution or re-use on the Internet or any other media, and any commercial (including for-profit and not-for-profit) use of logos, photographs, other graphics, and text displayed on the website and connected sites and accounts is subject to written permission by the Digital Center and any other copyright holder, unless indicated otherwise.  To request permission, please contact us at greenfieldhwe[at]brynmawr(dot)edu

You do not need to ask permission to link to the Digital Center, but please do include the link to the main page in addition to any other links that you might circulate.


To cite an Exhibit

"Residing in the Past." The Albert M. Greenfield Digital Center for the History of Women’s Education. Ed. Jen Rajchel. Exhibit. 18 June 2012. Accessed on [date] at:   http://www.greenfield.brynmawr.edu/exhibits/show/residinginthepast/intro

To cite an Item

Each item has a bibliographic citation included at the bottom of the page on which the item is shown, please always use this exactly as it appears

For example: “Pembroke 1 ,” The Albert M. Greenfield Digital Center for the History of Women's Education, accessed July 24, 2012, http://greenfield.brynmawr.edu/items/show/103.

To cite a blog entry [ii]

Author, A.A. (Date of Posting/Revision). Educating Women. Retrieved [date accessed], from https://greenfield.blogs.brynmawr.edu/.

To cite a Tweet [iii]

The Albert M. Greenfield Digital Center for the History of Women’s Education (@GreenfieldHWE) “Tweet in its entirety.” Date, Time. Tweet#.

I. Purpose

The Albert M. Greenfield Digital Center for the History of Women’s Education is guided by the mission of providing access to the history of women’s education. Currently, we are increasing access to access to primary materials and historical narratives regarding the history of women’s education through digitization. Part database, part archive, and part showcase, our Digital Center strives for the broad inclusion of histories of women’s education.

In addition, we are committed to providing access to the documentation of our project – our methodology and our workflow - so that there is a transparency of our process as well as being within the spirit of collaboration in the world of digital humanities. Please do credit us if you use our guidelines and templates by providing a citation link, for example: ‘Omeka Planning Worksheet’, The Albert M. Greenfield Digital Center for the History of Women's Education, accessed July 24, 2012. Accessed on [date] at: https://docs.google.com/document/d/12bAGVYD5986otvyemftu6xy5hcn-r58aExeluLqjbM0/edit

II. Process   

As a platform for the Center, we have chosen a combination of Omeka and Wordpress, both open-source platforms, in line with our philosophy of transparency and accessibility.


Omeka is an open-source web-publishing platform developed by the Center for History and New Media at George Mason University. Our interface navigation directs primary archival content from the site in two ways: one through exhibits and one through items.  The materials that are being used in exhibits are uploaded as items and then curated by a scholar on the site. Exhibits are not meant to be comprehensive investigations of a topic or period. Rather, in the spirit of our mission and encouraging dialogue about the history of women’s education, we hope that by putting these documents and narratives in conversation with one another, they will prompt further investigation into the lenses put forth.

Omeka was not created as a repository, and therefore all of the documents cannot be stored in bulk directly on the platform. However, in an attempt to create as full as a representation as possible, we will always link out to the largest representation of that collection when possible. For example, if we cite a letter in an exhibit, the entirety of the letter will be available in Omeka. The collection that the letter is from will not be stored in Omeka. However, whenever possible, we will link to the collection in its digital form, for example, a digitized scrapbook in a CONTENTdm repository.

Exhibit Documentation.

*As we continue to develop documentation regarding the guidelines of the exhibits, we will update this section of the documentation.

An exhibit is a digitally curated set of items from our Omeka site. Exhibits provide context and create historical and cultural associations between items and are not meant to be exhaustive histories.

All items included in exhibits will be available for public use if you would like to consult them in person in our Special Collections reading room at Bryn Mawr College. If the items do not belong to us, please contact the owner institution directly.

Each exhibit that we have created includes a bibliography for further reading and links when possible.

Below is a list of resources that our team has put together for planning and creating an exhibit.

Item Documentation

All items uploaded into Omeka will follow a Dublin Core Standard. If you are interested in contributing an exhibit to the website, you must also adhere to these metadata standards and follow the workflow outlined here.

For handwritten material, we will provide a transcription in addition to the entire facsimile. Please click here for our Standards for Transcription.

TEI  Documentation

We are using the Text Encoding Initiative to code the speeches of M. Carey Thomas in the initial phase of the Center’s work. This will allow for enhanced search and retrieval of information from the texts. For more information, please see the Text Encoding Initiative website

See also the Modern Language Association’s Guidelines for Editors of Scholarly Editions


If you wish to collaborate with our team or would like to contribute to the site, please send all inquiries to our Director, Jennifer Redmond at jredmond[at]brynmawr(dot)edu

Before exhibits are uploaded, they undergo an internal review by our research team. If you wish to collaborate with us on creating an exhibit, they will also undergo a review process before being accepted or made live.

If it is determined that any users have infringed the rights of the Digital Center or the copyright holders of the materials featured on this site, the Digital Center or the copyright holder will be entitled to pursue such infringement using any and all applicable laws. By using any of this material, you assume all risks of copyright infringement and related liability.

Responsible Conduct

We support the “idea of universal access to research, education, and culture” as advanced by the Creative Commons project. We also make a good-faith effort to ensure that electronic publishing and dissemination by the Digital Center is consistent with the applicable provisions of the U.S. Copyright Office. For additional information see Circular 21, which governs “Reproduction by libraries and archives for purposes of study, research, interlibrary exchanges, and archival preservation,” as well as Fact Sheet 102 on Fair Use.


[i] These are derived from the documentation of the Walt Whitman Archive Guidelines and to the OurMove.org website with gratitude for their transparency and attentiveness to these important practices. 

[ii] In accordance with APA guidelines

[iii] In accordance with MLA Twitter citation guidelines