Why is it so easy to find this “history?”Lee Wright at Ignite 9 in Boston on March 29, 2012: “History 2.0: Make History --...
http://www.watertowntreaty.orgBut not this, our nation’s first treaty?Mutual defense treaty between local tribes and “the ...
Learning about history helps usunderstand the presentand shape the future.
We bought an old house and discovered . . .
. . . a much more interesting past.
Who owns “history?”                      From the collection of the Massachusetts Historical Society. L to                ...
Ownership = Physical possession = ControlPreservation + Interpretation + Curation
Preservation                                                                                    preservearchives.tumblr.co...
Archives and library science   and finding physical items.   Systems and standards for organizinghttp://bentley.umich.edu/...
The Web and computer sciencePlatforms for sharing, creating, empowering.
An approach built on public involvement.                                    http://www.placeography.org from the Minnesota...
Sharing images you own in context.                                     http://www.WhatWasThere.com
Fulfilling their mission.Digitize first and provide access to all.Use a Creative Commons license.Allow others to add value.
“ . . . very user friendly . . . we love it . . .”                                          http://www.museumsoftware.com
A “state-of-the-art” online experience.            http://osu.pastperfect-online.com/37573cgi/mweb.exe?request=record;id=6...
Should historic items becopyrighted?
Speed the evolution.Create better tools and platforms.Adapt existing tools and platforms.
Be the revolution.Digitize first and provide access to all.Use a Creative Commons license.Ask institutions to do the same.
Lee WrightLee@TheHistoryList.com @TheHistoryList.com
History 2.0: Make History - Save History
Upcoming SlideShare
Loading in …5
×

History 2.0: Make History - Save History

2,705 views

Published on

Discusses issues about who "owns" history and the impact of the change from physical to digital (scanned or photographed) historical items on unbundling historic preservation, interpretation, and curation. Points out the differences between the traditional approach to handling historic items and the opportunities created by the introduction of web platforms. Includes examples, both positive and negative. Also raises a question about public entities copyrighting historic documents.

Presented at O'Reilly's Boston Ignite 9 on March 29, 2012. The video is here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2DnDFOcwVMo.

Current project: The History List (www.TheHIstoryList.com).

Published in: Technology, Education
2 Comments
1 Like
Statistics
Notes
No Downloads
Views
Total views
2,705
On SlideShare
0
From Embeds
0
Number of Embeds
133
Actions
Shares
0
Downloads
14
Comments
2
Likes
1
Embeds 0
No embeds

No notes for slide

History 2.0: Make History - Save History

  1. Why is it so easy to find this “history?”Lee Wright at Ignite 9 in Boston on March 29, 2012: “History 2.0: Make History -- Save History”
  2. http://www.watertowntreaty.orgBut not this, our nation’s first treaty?Mutual defense treaty between local tribes and “the Governors of the said State ofMassachusetts Bay and on behalf of said States, and the other United States ofAmerica.” Signed on July 19, 1776
  3. Learning about history helps usunderstand the presentand shape the future.
  4. We bought an old house and discovered . . .
  5. . . . a much more interesting past.
  6. Who owns “history?” From the collection of the Massachusetts Historical Society. L to R: Paul Reveres deposition, draft, circa 1775; Paul Reveres deposition, fair copy, circa 1775; Letter from Paul Revere to Jeremy Belknap, circa 1798
  7. Ownership = Physical possession = ControlPreservation + Interpretation + Curation
  8. Preservation preservearchives.tumblr.com Curation Interpretationhttp://offonatangent.blogspot.com/2008/05/ignite-boston.html http://www.watertowntreaty.org http://wolfwalker2003.home.comcast.net/~wolfwalker2003/wamp7.htm
  9. Archives and library science and finding physical items. Systems and standards for organizinghttp://bentley.umich.edu/refhome/tutorial/findingaids.phphttp://isuspecialcollections.wordpress.com/2010/10/14/for-american-archives-month-an-online-tour-of-special-collections/
  10. The Web and computer sciencePlatforms for sharing, creating, empowering.
  11. An approach built on public involvement. http://www.placeography.org from the Minnesota Historical Society
  12. Sharing images you own in context. http://www.WhatWasThere.com
  13. Fulfilling their mission.Digitize first and provide access to all.Use a Creative Commons license.Allow others to add value.
  14. “ . . . very user friendly . . . we love it . . .” http://www.museumsoftware.com
  15. A “state-of-the-art” online experience. http://osu.pastperfect-online.com/37573cgi/mweb.exe?request=record;id=60B9AAB0-21BA-4840-AE12- 823303395220;type=101
  16. Should historic items becopyrighted?
  17. Speed the evolution.Create better tools and platforms.Adapt existing tools and platforms.
  18. Be the revolution.Digitize first and provide access to all.Use a Creative Commons license.Ask institutions to do the same.
  19. Lee WrightLee@TheHistoryList.com @TheHistoryList.com

×