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  • 1. Making Connections
    Podcasting and Local History
    Janet Reynolds
    Library District #2 of Linn County
    La Cygne, KS
  • 2. Kansas Humanities Council connection
    Heritage Grants are intended to encourage the preservation and study of local and regional cultural resources and to assist cultural organizations in developing best practices in maintaining and managing local heritage resources.  Heritage grants are awards of up to $3,500 and support oral history projects, care of collections and photographs, basic research, cataloging and indexing, language preservation, and best practices.
    podcast specifics:
  • 3. What does this have to do with making connections?
    Allen family story
    Our past plays a role in our present
    Cross generational interactions
    Using technology available to create stories that take the museum outside of the walls of the museum.
    Durda story
  • 4. What next?
    More Young Historians performances
    15 young historians are spending 15 hours this week researching artifacts and people in the museum.
    Will perform Friday
    More podcasts made based on their research
    Museum is now being opened by volunteers
    Looking to set up displays
    Computer to catalog artifacts
  • 5. If we can do it, so can you…
    Check out the Kansas Humanities Grants that are available
    Talk to your community members (preserve those stories)
    Partner with local genealogy or historical societies
    People come to the library expecting “us” to have the answers and this is just one more way to meet their needs and make valuable connections.
  • 6. Local History Connection
    Historical society that needs revived
    Lots of stories, lots of artifacts,
    Closed museum
    Best kept secret in town
    Looking for a way to encourage interest in museum
    Group of supporters—cheerleaders
  • 7. What is a podcast??
    A podcast is audio content on a website that can be transferred onto an audio player, such as an iPod or other MP3 player.
    I can do it, but how
    Technology consultant was Craig Gerdes who has taught some classes for Baker University and had taught a class that a co-worker at school had taken.
    Kevin Honeycutt from my Plurk network and Dean Mantz helped me with some of the basics.
  • 8. Tools for free or next to free
    Windows Movie Maker
    Story about converter file
  • 9. Young Historians Group
    Research helped with podcast information
    Encouraged renewed interest in museum