Digital history @ MJCPL Some lessons learned photos from  rivertorail.mjcpl.org
What we've built Lemen Photo Collection  (lemen.mjcpl.org) River to Rail  ( rivertorail.mjcpl.org )
Start small, then expand   <ul><li>Learn the technology and management with finite projects. Establish best practices, fil...
It's a team activity History * Metadata* Technology Grants * Coordination
Get everyone board!   Have everyone do what they enjoy! Let them run! Don't fear mistakes! Help is available!
Avoid getting stuck <ul><li>Budget time as well as money.  Grants are great for startup, but plan for future funding. </li...
Inventory your archives <ul><li>Are they historically significant? unique? useful? </li></ul><ul><li>Organize and prioriti...
Tell a story! Use images and words to tell the big picture.    Tell the story behind the images.
Where we're heading <ul><li>Genealogy index project </li></ul><ul><li>Switch from ContentDM to Omeka </li></ul>
Madison-Jefferson County Public Library (812) 265-2744   Jerry Yarnetsky reference-technology librarian [email_address] Ja...
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ILF Reference Conference 2008

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Lessons learned while doing digital history projects at the Madison-Jefferson County Public Library. Photos from http://rivertorail.mjcpl.org

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ILF Reference Conference 2008

  1. 1. Digital history @ MJCPL Some lessons learned photos from rivertorail.mjcpl.org
  2. 2. What we've built Lemen Photo Collection (lemen.mjcpl.org) River to Rail ( rivertorail.mjcpl.org )
  3. 3. Start small, then expand <ul><li>Learn the technology and management with finite projects. Establish best practices, file management and preservation. </li></ul>
  4. 4. It's a team activity History * Metadata* Technology Grants * Coordination
  5. 5. Get everyone board!   Have everyone do what they enjoy! Let them run! Don't fear mistakes! Help is available!
  6. 6. Avoid getting stuck <ul><li>Budget time as well as money.  Grants are great for startup, but plan for future funding. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Inventory your archives <ul><li>Are they historically significant? unique? useful? </li></ul><ul><li>Organize and prioritize. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Tell a story! Use images and words to tell the big picture.   Tell the story behind the images.
  9. 9. Where we're heading <ul><li>Genealogy index project </li></ul><ul><li>Switch from ContentDM to Omeka </li></ul>
  10. 10. Madison-Jefferson County Public Library (812) 265-2744   Jerry Yarnetsky reference-technology librarian [email_address] Janice Barnes local history-genealogy specialist [email_address] Contact...
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