William Gray Potter papers


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Collection Dates: 2002 – 2010
Scope and Content Note: Includes recordings related to the Special Collections Libraries, Student Learning Center (Zell Miller Learning Center), GIL Users Group, and library events.
Biographical Note: Dr. William Potter was the associate dean at Arizona State University Library when he was hired in 1989 as the Director of the UGA Libraries. His challenge was to lead the Libraries toward adopting and embracing ever changing technological advances and opportunities. Potter wanted the Libraries to make their materials and services available online and/or in digital form. He was one of the chief movers behind the establishment of GALILEO (the statewide electronic library that allows academic, public, technical and school libraries Georgia to share electronic databases)and the Digital Library of Georgia (DLG) project. He also was a driving force behind the creation of the Zell B. Miller Learning Center and the Richard B. Russell Special Collections Library Building. He saw the Main UGA Library through a major fire in 2003 where his response was considered a model for those planning disaster recovery programs. Potter extensively published and gave numerous presentations on topics relating to academic libraries. Also included in his accomplishments was serving as the editor of two major journals, Information Technology and Libraries and College and Research Libraries.
Extent: 8 VHS, 1 DVD
Extent: William Gray Potter papers, UA0138, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library
Cite Collection As: William Gray Potter papers, Walter J. Brown Media Archives and Peabody Awards Collection, The University of Georgia Libraries

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