Museum-Library-K-12 Digital Project Collaboration

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Museum-Library-K-12 Digital Project Collaboration

  1. 1. Museum-Library Digital Project Collaboration and the K–12 Community C o m p u t e r s I n L i b r a r i e s 2007 Emily Gore (NC ECHO) – emily.gore@ncmail.net Linda Teel (ECU) – [email_address] Lynn Wagner (TFL Museum) – [email_address] Hazel Walker (ECU) – [email_address]
  2. 2. <ul><li>NC ECHO </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Who We Are and What We Do </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Heritage Partners Grant Program </li></ul><ul><ul><li>LSTA-funded grant program focusing on Library-Museum Collaboration </li></ul></ul>Grant Program
  3. 3. <ul><li>Timeline – 3 Year Grant 2004-present </li></ul><ul><li>Participants </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Joyner Library, East Carolina University </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Teaching Resources Center </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Center for Digital Projects </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Country Doctor Museum (Bailey, NC) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Historic Hope Plantation (Windsor, NC) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tobacco Farm Life Museum (Kenly, NC) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>ECU College of Education </li></ul></ul>Grant History
  4. 4. Tour of the Site <ul><li>http://digital.lib.ecu.edu/historyfiction </li></ul><ul><li>Key Components: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>60,000+ pages of TEI-encoded text </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>300 artifacts – zoomable images and narrated streaming video </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Classroom Resources including lesson plans, activities and reading levels for texts </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>What in the heck is metadata?....oh, we do that already! </li></ul><ul><li>Library language vs. Museum language </li></ul><ul><li>Language variance even among museums </li></ul>Museum Component
  6. 6. <ul><li>Standardized on Library of Congress Subject Headings and TGM II </li></ul><ul><li>Description of items for display on the web vs. description of items in Museum databases </li></ul><ul><li>Participation in Teacher Workshops and Focus Groups aided in the selection of artifacts </li></ul>Museum Component
  7. 7. <ul><li>Year 1 – Focus Groups </li></ul><ul><ul><li>8 Focus Groups Held </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Agenda </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Who participated? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>How we arranged for participants </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>How the participants’ feedback changed Year 2 </li></ul></ul>K-12 Component
  8. 8. <ul><li>Year 2 – Teacher Workshops </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Logistics – who, what, when and where? </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Year 3 – Teacher Workshops </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Logistics – who, what, when and where? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What we did differently and why </li></ul></ul>K-12 Component
  9. 9. <ul><li>Prepare for staff changes. </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>No Homework for Teachers--Remember--they just give it! </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Require recommendations for workshop participants. </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Screen participants in order to include all areas of the curriculum. </li></ul>Lessons Learned
  10. 10. <ul><li>Teachers + Input = Ownership </li></ul><ul><li>Ownership + Valuable Resources = Success </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Plan workshops regionally to include all areas of your users. </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Promote, Promote, Promote!  </li></ul>Lesson Learned

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