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Presentation given on March 15, 2011 at SXSW on Innovating & Developing with Libraries, Archives, and Museums.

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Innovating & Developing with Libraries, Archives, and Museums Innovating & Developing with Libraries, Archives, and Museums Presentation Transcript

  • Deborah Boyer @debsting Innovating & Developing with Libraries, Archives, & Museums SXSW Interactive March 15, 2011 Deborah Boyer [email_address] @debsting
  • 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 pickers in California. Mother of seven children. Age thirty-two. Nipomo, California Source: Library of Congress
  • 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
    • 10 collections from 5 organizations
      • Philadelphia City Archives
      • Philadelphia Water Department
      • Office of the City Representative
      • Library Company of Philadelphia
      • Free Library of Philadelphia
    • Over 93,000 historic photographs and maps
    • Over 6,700 registered users
    • 13,000 unique visitors per month
    Camp Independence, Civil War Recruiting Camp The Library Company of Philadelphia via Philly History.org
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  • Mobile Web App
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  • Deborah Boyer @debsting If you free your data, people will come to you.
  • Innovation through Collaboration
    • Within Philly History.org
    • With the public
    • With other organizations
    • To add new features
  • Interacting with the Public
    • Designed to encourage public feedback and participation
    • Submit error reports, request photos, leave public comments, and provide feedback
    • Nearly a 93% accuracy for error reports
    • Very little use of public commenting
  • Public Mash-ups "In the Hood: Between the Wars" - RRKennison Rephotographing Philadelphia
  • Sharing with Others – APIs and Beyond
  • 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.
  • Why Augmented Reality?
    • NEH Digital Humanities Start-Up Grant
    • Investigate AR tech as a tool in cultural institutions
    • Connect the past to the present
    • Engage users in the study of history, architecture, and photography using mobile technology
    • Build on the rich geographic resources of Philly History.org
    Students and pretzel vendor at West Philadelphia High School, 1934. Philadelphia City Archives via Philly History.org
  • 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?
    • Pursue unexpected partnerships
    • Use your existing partnerships
    • Think creatively
    • Get advice from others
    • Use tools already out there
    • Invent your own tools
    • Start small
    • Don’t be afraid to go big
  • 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 Deborah Boyer [email_address] @debsting www.azavea.com /augmented-reality