Deborah Boyer @debsting Innovating & Developing with Libraries, Archives, & Museums SXSW Interactive March 15, 2011 Debora...
Photo: Deb Boyer
Richard M. Nixon and Elvis Presley at the White House. Source: U.S. National Archives
President Lincoln, Allan Pinkerton, and Maj. Gen. John A. McClernand.  Source: U.S. National Archives Destitute pea picker...
What does a photo archive mean to you? Photo: Deb Boyer Photo: Deb Boyer
Map Search Page
12 th  and Market Streets, 1914 Philadelphia City Archives via  Philly History.org
Opening Day, 1876 Free Library of Philadelphia via  Philly History.org
Repairs to Fairmount Reservoir, 1896 Philadelphia City Archives via  Philly History.org
Hexamer and Locher Plate 13B, 1860 Free Library of Philadelphia via  Philly History.org
Philly History.org, a project of  the Philadelphia Department of Records <ul><li>10 collections from 5 organizations </li>...
 
Mobile Web App
 
Deborah Boyer @debsting If you free your data,  people will come to you.
Innovation through Collaboration <ul><li>Within  Philly History.org </li></ul><ul><li>With the public </li></ul><ul><li>Wi...
Interacting with the Public <ul><li>Designed to encourage public feedback and participation </li></ul><ul><li>Submit error...
Public Mash-ups &quot;In the Hood: Between the Wars&quot; - RRKennison Rephotographing Philadelphia
Sharing with Others – APIs and Beyond
Our Next Innovation: Augmented Reality Created by Carissa Brittain Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations ex...
Why Augmented Reality? <ul><li>NEH Digital Humanities Start-Up Grant </li></ul><ul><li>Investigate AR tech as a tool in cu...
Augmented Reality 1911 2009
Augmented Reality Created by Carissa Brittain
Deborah Boyer @debsting Diagram: Erik Osheim
Deborah Boyer @debsting
How do we make innovation happen? <ul><li>Pursue unexpected partnerships </li></ul><ul><li>Use your existing partnerships ...
Deborah Boyer @debsting Hackathon! The Libraries, Archives, and Museums Edition
This should be fun! Photo: Rachel Cheetham-Richard
Deborah Boyer @debsting Innovating & Developing with Libraries, Archives, & Museums SXSW Interactive March 15, 2011 Debora...
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  1. 1. Deborah Boyer @debsting Innovating & Developing with Libraries, Archives, & Museums SXSW Interactive March 15, 2011 Deborah Boyer [email_address] @debsting
  2. 2. Photo: Deb Boyer
  3. 3. Richard M. Nixon and Elvis Presley at the White House. Source: U.S. National Archives
  4. 4. President Lincoln, Allan Pinkerton, and Maj. Gen. John A. McClernand. Source: U.S. National Archives Destitute pea pickers in California. Mother of seven children. Age thirty-two. Nipomo, California Source: Library of Congress
  5. 5. What does a photo archive mean to you? Photo: Deb Boyer Photo: Deb Boyer
  6. 6. Map Search Page
  7. 7. 12 th and Market Streets, 1914 Philadelphia City Archives via Philly History.org
  8. 8. Opening Day, 1876 Free Library of Philadelphia via Philly History.org
  9. 9. Repairs to Fairmount Reservoir, 1896 Philadelphia City Archives via Philly History.org
  10. 10. Hexamer and Locher Plate 13B, 1860 Free Library of Philadelphia via Philly History.org
  11. 11. Philly History.org, a project of the Philadelphia Department of Records <ul><li>10 collections from 5 organizations </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Philadelphia City Archives </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Philadelphia Water Department </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Office of the City Representative </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Library Company of Philadelphia </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Free Library of Philadelphia </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Over 93,000 historic photographs and maps </li></ul><ul><li>Over 6,700 registered users </li></ul><ul><li>13,000 unique visitors per month </li></ul>Camp Independence, Civil War Recruiting Camp The Library Company of Philadelphia via Philly History.org
  12. 13. Mobile Web App
  13. 15. Deborah Boyer @debsting If you free your data, people will come to you.
  14. 16. Innovation through Collaboration <ul><li>Within Philly History.org </li></ul><ul><li>With the public </li></ul><ul><li>With other organizations </li></ul><ul><li>To add new features </li></ul>
  15. 17. Interacting with the Public <ul><li>Designed to encourage public feedback and participation </li></ul><ul><li>Submit error reports, request photos, leave public comments, and provide feedback </li></ul><ul><li>Nearly a 93% accuracy for error reports </li></ul><ul><li>Very little use of public commenting </li></ul>
  16. 18. Public Mash-ups &quot;In the Hood: Between the Wars&quot; - RRKennison Rephotographing Philadelphia
  17. 19. Sharing with Others – APIs and Beyond
  18. 20. Our Next Innovation: Augmented Reality Created by Carissa Brittain Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this presentation or project do not necessarily reflect those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
  19. 21. Why Augmented Reality? <ul><li>NEH Digital Humanities Start-Up Grant </li></ul><ul><li>Investigate AR tech as a tool in cultural institutions </li></ul><ul><li>Connect the past to the present </li></ul><ul><li>Engage users in the study of history, architecture, and photography using mobile technology </li></ul><ul><li>Build on the rich geographic resources of Philly History.org </li></ul>Students and pretzel vendor at West Philadelphia High School, 1934. Philadelphia City Archives via Philly History.org
  20. 22. Augmented Reality 1911 2009
  21. 23. Augmented Reality Created by Carissa Brittain
  22. 24. Deborah Boyer @debsting Diagram: Erik Osheim
  23. 25. Deborah Boyer @debsting
  24. 26. How do we make innovation happen? <ul><li>Pursue unexpected partnerships </li></ul><ul><li>Use your existing partnerships </li></ul><ul><li>Think creatively </li></ul><ul><li>Get advice from others </li></ul><ul><li>Use tools already out there </li></ul><ul><li>Invent your own tools </li></ul><ul><li>Start small </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t be afraid to go big </li></ul>
  25. 27. Deborah Boyer @debsting Hackathon! The Libraries, Archives, and Museums Edition
  26. 28. This should be fun! Photo: Rachel Cheetham-Richard
  27. 29. Deborah Boyer @debsting Innovating & Developing with Libraries, Archives, & Museums SXSW Interactive March 15, 2011 Deborah Boyer [email_address] @debsting www.azavea.com /augmented-reality
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