United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

Marjo Bakker

Marjo Bakker is subject librarian at the NIOD Institute for War, Holocaust and Genocide Studies (Amsterdam, The Netherlands). She is responsible for the NIOD library policy, library acquisition and library access. Next to the library her focus is on research data management, open access publishing and scholarly communication. She is managing editor of the open access journal Fascism. Journal of Comparative Fascist Studies (Brill/NIOD). Marjo has a master’s degree in social and economic history and a bachelor’s in library and information science.

Collections as a Service. Improving Access to Holocaust Collections

During her EHRI Fellowship at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (USHMM), Marjo will conduct research on how to develop access to Holocaust collections into a service for different categories of end users. David Lankes’s provocative saying “Bad libraries build collections. Good libraries build services (of which a collection is only one). Great libraries build communities”[1] will be her guideline. She’s interested in how the USHMM set up the appropriate digital infrastructure, which tools (like keywords or transcripts) or search and find techniques the USHMM uses to create better access to Holocaust collections, how they communicate with their community and enable new Holocaust research.


[1] R.D. Lankes, ‘Beyond the Bullet Points: Bad Libraries build Collections, Good Libraries build Services, Great Libraries build Communities, davidlankes.org, 11 March 2012, https://davidlankes.org/beyond-the-bullet-points-bad-libraries-build-collections-good-libraries-build-services-great-libraries-build-communities/