IETC Free Digital Content: Understanding The Value of Digital Special Collections

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Workshop slides for IETC 2010. Paula Murphy and Nancy Illing. Improvemyresearch.com Novemberf 18, 2010. Libraries, museums, archives and digitazation

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IETC Free Digital Content: Understanding The Value of Digital Special Collections

  1. 1. IETC 2010 Workshop Participants’ Slides
  2. 2. http://www.illinoishist ory.gov/PrairiePages.ht m Prairie Pages, first published in 1985, was intended to provide teachers and other interested persons with curriculum materials for elementary age students. PrairiePages from The IllinoisHistoric PreservationAgency Something to Search: Look at the pages that interest you. Look at how the digital resources from libraries and museums are used in a lesson.
  3. 3. http://www.idaillinois. org/cdm4/browse.php The Illinois Digital Archives (IDA) was developed to provide access to primary source materials in Illinois libraries, archives, museums, historical societies and other cultural institutions. Illinois Digital Archive Something to Search: Explore these collections by using the drop down browse menu and pressing “go”. Try to find a photograph, a manuscript, a map, a printed booklet, a newspaper or other kind of special collection material.
  4. 4. http://www.digitalillin ois.org/ Digital Illinois is a consortium of libraries in Illinois. It contains digital collections from libraries, historical societies, museums, and other cultural institutions in Illinois. Digital Illinois Something to Search: Explore different kinds of technology that are used to present the information in these collections. Find the “Louis Sullivan Buildings Extant in Chicago” on the Art Institute’s site. Also look at “Illinois Digital Harvest” and find an example of a page turning technology under “Collections-Text Collections-Digitized Books”.
  5. 5. http://www.artic.edu/a ic/collections/artists Explore our online collection, which offers access to over 45,000 works and basic information about works of art from all areas of our encyclopedic collection. Art Institute of Chicago Museum Collection Database Something to Search: Look at the A to Z Browse and open the link for “Photography-Cityscapes”. Find the link called “About My Collections” below the “Log in to My Collections” box and open it to learn more about this feature.
  6. 6. http://www.encyclopedi a.chicagohistory.org/ The Encyclopedia of Chicago is a dynamic and unprecedented metropolitan history. Thousands of historical resources- including articles, photos, maps, broadsides and newspapers-related to Chicago's colorful and complex history are at your fingertips. Browse by Entries, Historical Sources, Maps, Special Features Encyclopedia of Chicago Something to Search: The map technology on this site is interesting. Browse the maps and open one. Use any of the other browse features to find out if there is information from the 21st century included.
  7. 7. http://hannah.spertus.edu: 8881/R/DE11UKVHB1G275M JCJ5N98E8RP2EX64DT9FS7 JRUV1G7J13HP6- 01336?func=collections&coll ection_id=1007 The Sentinel newspaper, 1911-1949 is part of the Asher Library collection at the Spertus Institute. This is Chicago’s longest-running Jewish weekly newspaper. Spertus Institute’s AsherLibrary’s The Sentinel Newspaper Something to Search: Open a year and look at the articles.
  8. 8. http://www.pritzkermilitarylibra ry.org/events/2010/ We have hosted over 250 events, including presentations by many of the top military writers, biographers, historians, and journalists of our time. Our programming includes book lectures, special one-on-one interviews, and a series of interviews with Medal of Honor recipients… . Pritzker Military Library’s Podcasts Something to Search: Browse the list of programs under the “Archive” link and open one of interest. Open and play this podcast.
  9. 9. http://www.si.edu/Enc yclopedia_SI/ Encyclopedia Smithsonian provides articles by scholars on topics in the areas of Art and Design, History and Culture and Science and Technology. Click a topic to see them. Encyclopedia Smithsonian Something to Search: Open the “Health and Medicine” link and scroll down to find a site on polio or open the link called “Freeze Frame” about photography.
  10. 10. http://dmc.ohiolink.edu/ The Ohio Library and Information Network, OhioLINK, is a consortium of 88 Ohio college and university libraries, and the State Library of Ohio, that work together to provide Ohio students, faculty and researchers with the information they need for teaching and research. The Digital Media Center archives and provides access to a variety of multimedia material. http://www.ohiolink.edu/res ources/public-databases.php OhioLINK Something to Search: Open any link. Some collections are only available by password so look for the free ones. Use the zoom tools in “Geology Digital Photographs” and the audio tools for “Recorded Bird Sounds”.
  11. 11. http://memory.loc.gov/am mem/browse/index.html American Memory provides free and open access through the Internet to written and spoken words, sound recordings, still and moving images, prints, maps, and sheet music that document the American experience. Dayton C. Miller Flute Collection http://memory.loc.gov/cgi- bin/query/r?ammem/dcm: @field(DOCID+@lit(dcm00 0710)) American Memory Browse Something to Search: Browse the collections by format. Find the Dayton C. Miller Flute Collection and use the navigation and zoom tools there.
  12. 12. http://www.folger.edu/C ontent/Whats- On/Digital- Folger/Folger-Podcasts- .cfm Folger Podcasts bring you fresh perspectives on Shakespeare and his times. Digital Collection page: http://www.folger.edu/te mplate.cfm?cid=3077 Scroll down to find the Collection Database Link: http://titania.folger.edu/ browse Folger Shakespeare Library’sAudio Podcasts Something to Search: Listen to the language of Shakespeare in the “Arms and Armor” audio podcast. Also explore the “Digital Collection” link. You must cut and paste the URL into your Firefox browser in order to use this collection.
  13. 13. http://www.frick.org/virtual/ fragonard_tour.htm The Frick Collection includes some of the best-known paintings by the greatest European artists, major works of sculpture (among them one of the finest groups of small bronzes in the world), superb eighteenth- century French furniture and porcelains, Limoges enamels, Oriental rugs, and other works of remarkable quality. Virtual Tours Link http://www.frick.org/virtual/ index.htm Frick Collection VirtualTour Something to Search: Explore the Fragonard room. Use the CONTROL KEY and then click to open the links in the room and see the description of the object.
  14. 14. http://www.metmuseu m.org/ The Metropolitan Museum of Art is one of the world's largest and finest art museums. Its collections include more than two million works of art spanning five thousand years of world culture, from prehistory to the present and from every part of the globe. Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Web Tools RSS feed to the Artwork of the Day Something to Search: Open the link to the RSS feed and find out how to get the “Artwork of the Day”. Find the “Metshare” link on the left side and explore the web2.0 and collection sharing features of this museum.
  15. 15. http://www.metmuseum. org/explore/index.asp Learn about art, artists, and world cultures through fun activities, family-friendly publications, teachers' guides, and more. Mets Kids Museum Explore and Learn Something to Search: Open the “Artist” link and use the “Dancers and Degas” site or open the “A Closer Look” link and look at the site for the “Unicorn Tapestries”. Look at the viewing software and the other technology activities provided.
  16. 16. http://www.louvre.fr/llv/co mmun/home.jsp?bmLocale =en Founded in 1793 as a museum for all, it celebrates humanity's long journey with the remarkable scope of a collection that spans thousands of years, reaches from America to the borders of India and China, and is highlighted by such iconic, universally admired works as the Mona Lisa, the Venus de Milo and the Victory of Samothrace. The Louvre Museum’sVirtual Tour Something to Search: Click on the “Guide” and follow him to his workshop. Click on one of the objects and find out more about it.
  17. 17. http://www.childrenslibr ary.org/icdl/SimpleSearc hCategory?ilang=English The ICDL Foundation's goal is to build a collection of books that represents outstanding historical and contemporary books from throughout the world. http://en.childrenslibrar y.org/ International Children’s Digital Library Something to Search: Select a language and enter the name of a country and enjoy the books from libraries around the world. Explore the collections using any of the icons provided. Use the page selection features provided for reading these books.
  18. 18. http://dsal.uchicago.edu/ The Digital South Asia Library provides digital materials for reference and research on South Asia, including books and journals, full-text dictionaries, bibliographies, images, maps, and statistical information from the colonial period through the present. Digital SouthAsia Library at the Centerfor Research Libraries Something to Search: Browse the map collection or using the examples provided next to the keyword boxes , search the image collections.
  19. 19. http://digicol.lib.depaul.e du/site- templates/client_CM1/ind ex.html These postcards are a part of the Vincentiana Collection at DePaul University Special Collections and Archives. This pictorial history documents the spirituality and mission of the Vincentians. The images in this collection include institutions such as hospitals, churches and seminaries. DePaul University Libraries’ Vincentian Postcard Collection Something to Search: Open the “Location” link and find Illinois and look at the postcards. Open the “ knife” tool and select part of the image or use the Reference URL or Favorites features of this software.

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