NEVADA AND LAS VEGASMEMORY: DIGITAL TREASURESFOR READERS, AUTHORS AND THE LITERARY IMAGINATION    Vegas Valley Book Festiv...
Defining Digital Collections   digital collection: A collection of library or    archival materials converted to machine-...
Why Digitize?Light blue pantsuit withmatching fur-trimmed hatand coat______________Goals of digitalcollections areto provi...
Defining Digital Libraries   digital library: A library in which a significant    proportion of the resources are availab...
Explore: American MemoryThe Library ofCongressAmerican Memoryproject connecteducators toprimary sources._______________Thi...
Digital Collections andEducators   Library of Congress: American Memory:    http://www.loc.gov/teachers/   International...
Explore: Mountain West DigitalLibraryThe MountainWest DigitalLibrary is a centralsearch portal fordigital collectionsabout...
Digital Library Development atUNLV   UNLV Digital Collections built around content    that documents Southern Nevada:    ...
Not what you’d expect in alibraryBluebellspose outsideof Pan Am jet____________•   Maps•   Costume    designs•   Menus•   ...
Using Digital Library Collections   Three kinds of content     Web site text, images, and content     Database of digit...
All About AccessBaneberry test,Nevada TestSite, largestabove groundtest____________Accessdepends upon:high-quality,standar...
UNLV’s Digital Collections   Southern Nevada: History in Maps:    http://digital.library.unlv.edu/collections/maps   Men...
Out of the Library…Studentsand facultyportrait onstairs of LasVegasSchool___________Connectingthe primarymaterials indigit...
…And into the Imagination   Historic menus used for scientific study   Showgirls collection connects former dance    par...
DemoNevada Test Site Oral History Projecthttp://digital.library.unlv.edu/ntsohp/
Inspiring Designs and SocialFeatures   Rate an image   Comment on an image   Share a story
DemoMenus: The Art of Dininghttp://digital.library.unlv.edu/collections/menus
Extending the Reach -ClassroomConnecting educators to content, some methods   Introductory Text   Inquiry Questions   P...
DemoSouthern Nevada: The Boomtown Yearshttp://digital.library.unlv.edu/boomtown/
Feedback from EducatorsSurvey Monkeyfeedback______________“Thank you forall your hardwork you putinto thiswebsite. I teach...
Time to Explore!1.   Try to find a Vegas menu from a casino you     have visited2.   Look for a photo of the construction ...
Discussion QuestionsHow might I usethese activities toinspire my owncreativity?______________How might Ishare them withmy ...
Your Feedback is Appreciated1.       Complete a collection survey:         Boomtown Years:          http://www.surveymonk...
Collaborative ContentPostcard ofLorenziPark, LasVegas, circa1930___________New areasof digitalcollectiondevelopmentcentera...
Crowdsourcing History   HistoryPin: http://www.historypin.com/curated/   Citizen Archivist:    http://www.archives.gov/c...
Future Directions   Would love to hear more from users   New type of digital curation, digital publishing   How can we ...
Contact  Cory Lampert  Head, Digital Collections  cory.lampert@unlv.edu  Thank You!www.digital.library.unlv.edu
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NEVADA AND LAS VEGAS MEMORY: DIGITAL TREASURES FOR READERS, AUTHORS AND THE LITERARY IMAGINATION

  1. 1. NEVADA AND LAS VEGASMEMORY: DIGITAL TREASURESFOR READERS, AUTHORS AND THE LITERARY IMAGINATION Vegas Valley Book Festival, November 3, 2012
  2. 2. Defining Digital Collections digital collection: A collection of library or archival materials converted to machine- readable format for preservation or to provide electronic access.  Example: Menus: The Art of Dining http://digital.library.unlv.edu/collections/menus/ From the Online Dictionary of Information Science :http://www.abc-clio.com/ODLIS/odlis_d.aspx
  3. 3. Why Digitize?Light blue pantsuit withmatching fur-trimmed hatand coat______________Goals of digitalcollections areto provideincreasedaccess tounique, rare, orhard to handlephysicalcollections,24/7 worldwide.
  4. 4. Defining Digital Libraries digital library: A library in which a significant proportion of the resources are available in machine-readable format accessible by means of computers. Example: Mountain West Digital Library established by the Utah Academic Library Consortium – UNLV is a member: www.mwdl.orgFrom the Online Dictionary of Information Science :http://www.abc-clio.com/ODLIS/odlis_d.aspx
  5. 5. Explore: American MemoryThe Library ofCongressAmerican Memoryproject connecteducators toprimary sources._______________This massiveproject providesfree and openaccess throughthe Internet towritten andspoken words,sound recordings,still and movingimages, prints,maps, and sheetmusic thatdocument theAmericanexperience.Extensive teacherresources are alsoavailable.
  6. 6. Digital Collections andEducators Library of Congress: American Memory: http://www.loc.gov/teachers/ International Children’s Digital Library: http://en.childrenslibrary.org/ National Archives: http://www.archives.gov/education/ Poet’s Voice – A Digital Poetry Collection: http://hcl.harvard.edu/collections/digital_collection s/poets_voice.cfm University of Wisconsin Literature Digital Library: http://uwdc.library.wisc.edu/collections/Literature Mountain West Digital Library: http://www.mwdl.org/
  7. 7. Explore: Mountain West DigitalLibraryThe MountainWest DigitalLibrary is a centralsearch portal fordigital collectionsabout theMountain Westregion.________________Goal is to providefree access toresources in over350 collectionsfrom universities,colleges, publiclibraries,museums,historicalsocieties, andgovernmentagencies,municipalities, andcounties in Utah,Nevada, and otherparts of the U.S.West.
  8. 8. Digital Library Development atUNLV UNLV Digital Collections built around content that documents Southern Nevada: mining, railroads, water issues High resolution, free images, globally accessible 24/7 Grant-funded projects Education consultant building learning objects Teacher guide to collection (NTS)
  9. 9. Not what you’d expect in alibraryBluebellspose outsideof Pan Am jet____________• Maps• Costume designs• Menus• Technical reports
  10. 10. Using Digital Library Collections Three kinds of content  Web site text, images, and content  Database of digitized resources  Learning objects or education content (mixed into both areas) Two methods to find things  Browse Collections  Search results within collections via:  Keyword searching (most users)  Advanced search – subject terms (expert users)  Custom results (pre-selected browse paths)
  11. 11. All About AccessBaneberry test,Nevada TestSite, largestabove groundtest____________Accessdepends upon:high-quality,standards-based,shareablemetadata(*library role)
  12. 12. UNLV’s Digital Collections Southern Nevada: History in Maps: http://digital.library.unlv.edu/collections/maps Menus: The Art of Dining: http://digital.library.unlv.edu/collections/menus Showgirls: http://digital.library.unlv.edu/collections/showgirls Welcome Home, Howard: http://digital.library.unlv.edu/hughes/ Coming soon!!:  Dino at the Sands  Rebel Yell and Las Vegas Age newspapers  African American Experience in Las Vegas
  13. 13. Out of the Library…Studentsand facultyportrait onstairs of LasVegasSchool___________Connectingthe primarymaterials indigitalcollections tousers andresearchers
  14. 14. …And into the Imagination Historic menus used for scientific study Showgirls collection connects former dance partners Historic photo results in donation of modern collections Shared stories / shared history
  15. 15. DemoNevada Test Site Oral History Projecthttp://digital.library.unlv.edu/ntsohp/
  16. 16. Inspiring Designs and SocialFeatures Rate an image Comment on an image Share a story
  17. 17. DemoMenus: The Art of Dininghttp://digital.library.unlv.edu/collections/menus
  18. 18. Extending the Reach -ClassroomConnecting educators to content, some methods Introductory Text Inquiry Questions Primary Source Sets Timeline Materials Scavenger Hunt
  19. 19. DemoSouthern Nevada: The Boomtown Yearshttp://digital.library.unlv.edu/boomtown/
  20. 20. Feedback from EducatorsSurvey Monkeyfeedback______________“Thank you forall your hardwork you putinto thiswebsite. I teach4th grade herein Las Vegas,and this site willbe usedfrequently thisnext schoolyear.”
  21. 21. Time to Explore!1. Try to find a Vegas menu from a casino you have visited2. Look for a photo of the construction of the Hoover Dam3. Imagine what life would have been like in a Southern Nevada mining boomtown4. Contrast two stories told by narrators in their own words describing their experience watching a nuclear test5. Choose your favorite neon sign from the Vegas skyline
  22. 22. Discussion QuestionsHow might I usethese activities toinspire my owncreativity?______________How might Ishare them withmy family orfriends?_______________What would youlike to seeonline?
  23. 23. Your Feedback is Appreciated1. Complete a collection survey:  Boomtown Years: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s.aspx?sm=Y5rxIAt9 _2fMhIGT_2fipw9GvQ_3d_3d  Historic Landscape: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/WKJ2ZXR  Dreaming the Skyline: http://digital.library.unlv.edu/skyline/survey
  24. 24. Collaborative ContentPostcard ofLorenziPark, LasVegas, circa1930___________New areasof digitalcollectiondevelopmentcenteraroundpartneringwitheducatorsand users
  25. 25. Crowdsourcing History HistoryPin: http://www.historypin.com/curated/ Citizen Archivist: http://www.archives.gov/citizen-archivist/
  26. 26. Future Directions Would love to hear more from users New type of digital curation, digital publishing How can we make the digital collections more useful for you? Staff are available for demos Any interest in additional development of learning objects (user-contributed)? Future collaborations  African-American Experience in Las Vegas project funded for 2012-2013
  27. 27. Contact Cory Lampert Head, Digital Collections cory.lampert@unlv.edu Thank You!www.digital.library.unlv.edu

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