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Democratization of Archives:   Making Special Collections BroadlyAccessible Through Emerging Technologies            Timot...
Walk Through My Talk•Types of Materials in Special Collections•Emerged Technologies and How We Can Build Upon Them•How We ...
ExamplesExamples of Materials in Special Collections:   •Manuscript Collections       •J.W. Fulbright Papers, NAFSA       ...
Still Using Emerged Technologies   and Building On Their Success•Manuscript and Photograph Collections   •Online Resources
Online Encyclopedias
UA Photographs Accompany Articles
Online Encyclopedias: Next Steps
Still Using Emerged Technologies   and Building On Their Success•Manuscript and Photograph Collections   •Online Resources...
EAD-compliant Finding Aid <c01 level="file">  <did><container type="Box">1</container>  <container type="Folder">1</contai...
EAD Finding Aids: Next StepsAdding External Link Tags in Finding Aids
Aggregates and Consortia
Still Using Emerged Technologies    and Building On Their Success•Manuscript and Photograph Collections   •Online Resource...
Still Using Emerged Technologies   and Building On Their Success•Manuscript and Photograph Collections   •Online Resources...
Digital Collections and Exhibits
Curriculum and Instructional Tools
Curriculum and Instructional Tools
Still Using Emerged Technologies   and Building On Their Success•Manuscript and Photograph Collections   •Online Resources...
Emerging Technologiesor, There for the Picking      Mobile Devices   (Smart Phones, Tablets)
Text Messaging Service           From: 61536           5:30 pm           University of Arkansas Libraries:           Speci...
Emerging Technologiesor, There for the PickingGeographic Information Systems
GIS Applications
Pinning Photographs to Places
Emerging Technologiesor, There for the Picking      Matrix Barcodes
Quick Response Code
Add Emerging Technologies toPrevious DiscoveryProjects to ProvideAdditional Access
Anyone Can Hear a Florence Price Composition
Apply QR Codes to Publications
Apply QR Codes to Exhibits
Emerging Technologies   or, There for the PickingLinked Data, Semantic Web, and EAC-CPF
Six Degrees of Separation                                                                               U.S.              ...
Don’t Throw Out the Baby…..                      From Wikipedia
Tried and True Methods: Website
Tried and True Methods:Presentations and Programming
In Conclusion•Evaluate trends and emerging technologies and adapt to your specific needs     •Think of the Viewmaster and ...
Yes Timmy, the World is Changing                        ca. 1985
Thank You.
Making special collections broadly accessible through emerging technologies
Making special collections broadly accessible through emerging technologies
Making special collections broadly accessible through emerging technologies
Making special collections broadly accessible through emerging technologies
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    1. 1. Democratization of Archives: Making Special Collections BroadlyAccessible Through Emerging Technologies Timothy G. Nutt timn@uark.edu
    2. 2. Walk Through My Talk•Types of Materials in Special Collections•Emerged Technologies and How We Can Build Upon Them•How We Can Take Advantage of Emerging Technologies•Final Thoughts•Questions
    3. 3. ExamplesExamples of Materials in Special Collections: •Manuscript Collections •J.W. Fulbright Papers, NAFSA •Ozark Society Records •Photograph Collections •Larry Obsitnik and Geleve Grice Photograph Collections •Oral and Visual Histories •Finding Aids •Book Collections on a Particular Subject or Collected by an Individual •Arkansas Collection •Jerry Russell Collection (Civil War/Circus History) •James D. Bales Collection (Religion/Conservative Movement), •John Gould Fletcher Collection (Literature and Arkansas History)
    4. 4. Still Using Emerged Technologies and Building On Their Success•Manuscript and Photograph Collections •Online Resources
    5. 5. Online Encyclopedias
    6. 6. UA Photographs Accompany Articles
    7. 7. Online Encyclopedias: Next Steps
    8. 8. Still Using Emerged Technologies and Building On Their Success•Manuscript and Photograph Collections •Online Resources •Encoded Archival Description
    9. 9. EAD-compliant Finding Aid <c01 level="file"> <did><container type="Box">1</container>  <container type="Folder">1</container>  <unittitle>Emma Elizabeth Wayland Travel Diary</unittitle>  <unitdate>1910-1911</unitdate>  </did>  </c01>  </dsc>  </archdesc>  </ead>
    10. 10. EAD Finding Aids: Next StepsAdding External Link Tags in Finding Aids
    11. 11. Aggregates and Consortia
    12. 12. Still Using Emerged Technologies and Building On Their Success•Manuscript and Photograph Collections •Online Resources •Encoded Archival Description •Minimal Processing Theory (MPLP, Meissner and Greene)
    13. 13. Still Using Emerged Technologies and Building On Their Success•Manuscript and Photograph Collections •Online Resources •Encoded Archival Description •Minimal Processing Theory (MPLP, Meissner and Greene)•Digitization •Providing access to materials while preserving original materials •Specific Collections (Civil Rights, George Fisher, BAD Times)
    14. 14. Digital Collections and Exhibits
    15. 15. Curriculum and Instructional Tools
    16. 16. Curriculum and Instructional Tools
    17. 17. Still Using Emerged Technologies and Building On Their Success•Manuscript and Photograph Collections •Online Resources •Encoded Archival Description •Minimal Processing Theory (MPLP, Meissner and Greene)•Digitization •Providing access to materials while preserving original materials •Specific Collections (Civil Rights, George Fisher, BAD Times) •Other Materials, e.g. books/journals, newspapers (National Digital Newspaper Project) •Digital Repositories
    18. 18. Emerging Technologiesor, There for the Picking Mobile Devices (Smart Phones, Tablets)
    19. 19. Text Messaging Service From: 61536 5:30 pm University of Arkansas Libraries: Special Collections just opened a new manuscript collection on Bigelow, Arkansas. Did you know this small town has ties to the Federal Pell Grant Program? Check it out at http://libinfo.uark.edu/specialcollectio ns/findingaids/ead/transform.asp? xml=mc1787&xsl=findingaid
    20. 20. Emerging Technologiesor, There for the PickingGeographic Information Systems
    21. 21. GIS Applications
    22. 22. Pinning Photographs to Places
    23. 23. Emerging Technologiesor, There for the Picking Matrix Barcodes
    24. 24. Quick Response Code
    25. 25. Add Emerging Technologies toPrevious DiscoveryProjects to ProvideAdditional Access
    26. 26. Anyone Can Hear a Florence Price Composition
    27. 27. Apply QR Codes to Publications
    28. 28. Apply QR Codes to Exhibits
    29. 29. Emerging Technologies or, There for the PickingLinked Data, Semantic Web, and EAC-CPF
    30. 30. Six Degrees of Separation U.S. Dept. of Mary’s Commerce Chapel.Lodge of CensusEdinburgh Records #1 Wikipedia University of Louisiana Arkansas Albert Virtual Intl. Masonic Pike Authority Library File Library Of Congress Encyclopedia of Arkansas Worldcat Masonic Handbook Poets of Texas Society Battle of Honey History Springs
    31. 31. Don’t Throw Out the Baby….. From Wikipedia
    32. 32. Tried and True Methods: Website
    33. 33. Tried and True Methods:Presentations and Programming
    34. 34. In Conclusion•Evaluate trends and emerging technologies and adapt to your specific needs •Think of the Viewmaster and how it connects to 3-D television •Know what you want to do and for which collections you want to provide access •You can’t digitize everything, but you can digitize and provide access to selected materials•Build upon tried and true methods and technologies •Exhibits, Presentations, Programming, Websites •Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, and more robust cloud computing, Podcasts •Crowdsourcing, RSS Feeds •Incorporate new technologies into print and exhibits •Personal Interaction is still one of the most effective means•Engage Your Researcher No Matter What Age •Gamification•Involve the Staff, Administration, and Faculty•Raise Funds (Donor, Grants, etc.)
    35. 35. Yes Timmy, the World is Changing ca. 1985
    36. 36. Thank You.
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