Kodiak Room - Virtual Collections
The Kodiak Room is a dedicated library space that will serve as:
- a distance education training center for faculty and delivery point for instructors,
- a seminar space for distance education students and faculty to meet in person and/or online,
- and a central location for virtual meetings and tutorials.
A specialized Kodiak Collection that supports new courses will be developed with print and digitized materials, including local oral histories, photographs, primary source materials, and cultural artifacts.
To further assist eLearning development at Kodiak College, the Kodiak Room will have a virtual counterpart on the college website to serve as a web portal for local digitized collections. This virtual space will be hosted by our own Carolyn Floyd Library. Visitors to the collections can explore more historical information through additional community organizations, including the Alutiq Museum, Baranov Museum, Kodiak Military History Museum, and Kodiak Maritime Museum.
One of the first additions to the virtual component of the Kodiak Room will be a special exhibit on the 1964 earthquake and tsuanami that drastically impacted Kodiak Island. This exhibit will feature a series of archived recordings, which detail the lives and experiences of individuals who lived through this important historical event.
The virtual component of the Kodiak Room is being developed throughout Years 4 and 5.