Making special collections broadly accessible through emerging technologies

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  • 1. Democratization of Archives: Making Special Collections BroadlyAccessible Through Emerging Technologies Timothy G. Nutt timn@uark.edu
  • 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. 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. Still Using Emerged Technologies and Building On Their Success•Manuscript and Photograph Collections •Online Resources
  • 5. Online Encyclopedias
  • 6. UA Photographs Accompany Articles
  • 7. Online Encyclopedias: Next Steps
  • 8. Still Using Emerged Technologies and Building On Their Success•Manuscript and Photograph Collections •Online Resources •Encoded Archival Description
  • 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. EAD Finding Aids: Next StepsAdding External Link Tags in Finding Aids
  • 11. Aggregates and Consortia
  • 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. 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. Digital Collections and Exhibits
  • 15. Curriculum and Instructional Tools
  • 16. Curriculum and Instructional Tools
  • 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. Emerging Technologiesor, There for the Picking Mobile Devices (Smart Phones, Tablets)
  • 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. Emerging Technologiesor, There for the PickingGeographic Information Systems
  • 21. GIS Applications
  • 22. Pinning Photographs to Places
  • 23. Emerging Technologiesor, There for the Picking Matrix Barcodes
  • 24. Quick Response Code
  • 25. Add Emerging Technologies toPrevious DiscoveryProjects to ProvideAdditional Access
  • 26. Anyone Can Hear a Florence Price Composition
  • 27. Apply QR Codes to Publications
  • 28. Apply QR Codes to Exhibits
  • 29. Emerging Technologies or, There for the PickingLinked Data, Semantic Web, and EAC-CPF
  • 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. Don’t Throw Out the Baby….. From Wikipedia
  • 32. Tried and True Methods: Website
  • 33. Tried and True Methods:Presentations and Programming
  • 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. Yes Timmy, the World is Changing ca. 1985
  • 36. Thank You.