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  • Language: Spanish Country: Africa/Cuba Artist: TITLE: Semana Mundial de Solidaridad con los Pueblos de Africa : mayo 22-28 / Publisher: [Havana?] : OSPAAAL, Date: [197-?] Format: 1 poster : b&w ; 62 x 38 cm. Series: Notes: Summary : Photograph of black soldiers marching is repeated as progressively smaller images. Restrictions : The images on this web site, from posters in the collections of the Melville J. Herskovits Library of African Studies of Northwestern University, are provided for use by its students, faculty and staff, and by other researchers visiting this site, for research consultation and scholarly purposes only. Further distribution and/or any commercial use of the images from this site is not permitted. Subjects : Political posters, African -- Posters. / Political posters, Cuban -- Posters. / Semana Mundial de Solidaridad con los Pueblos de Africa -- Posters. / Africa -- Politics and government -- 1960- -- Posters. Topic: Lusophone Africa liberation movements. Contributor : Agency: OSPAAAL (Organization). ID: NUL Object Number : A40 MSU Object Number :
  • Accessible Sources: Teaching with digital documents

    1. 1. Accessible Sources: Teaching with Digital Collections <ul><li>Jameatris Johnson and Mei Méndez </li></ul>July 7th, 2011; CLAS Seminar - Unlocking the Cuban heritage Collection: Bringing Cuba Past and Present into the Classroom
    2. 2. Digital Documents <ul><li>An Overview </li></ul>J. Johnson; 07/07/11
    3. 3. Beginnings <ul><li>Concepts </li></ul><ul><li>Collections (Libraries, Archives and Museums) </li></ul><ul><li>Exhibits </li></ul>J. Johnson; 07/07/11
    4. 4. Document vs. Resource <ul><li>Manuscripts </li></ul><ul><li>Personal papers (correspondence, diplomas, etc.) </li></ul><ul><li>Paper, paper, paper </li></ul>J. Johnson; 07/07/11
    5. 5. University of Miami Digital Collections <ul><li>The Cuban Heritage Collection </li></ul>M. Méndez; 07/07/11
    6. 6. Using Content dm <ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Click on Collections, then Digital Collections </li></ul><ul><li>Browse individual collections or search through one or more collections. </li></ul>M. Méndez; 07/07/11
    7. 7. Content dm Contin. <ul><li>Add to Favorites and My Favorites: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>compare images </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>view as a slideshow </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>remove from favorites </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>save as webpage </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>add whole documents to favorites, or specific pages within documents </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Stable URLs facilitate finding the same document again. </li></ul>M. Méndez; 07/07/11
    8. 8. Research Tools <ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Click on Research Tools </li></ul><ul><li>Bibliographies & Research Guides </li></ul><ul><li>Online Exhibits & Resources </li></ul><ul><li>Lesbia Varona, Esperanza B. de Varona, María Estorino </li></ul>M. Méndez; 07/07/11
    9. 9. Using Digital Collections <ul><li>Cuban Specialists </li></ul>M. Méndez; 07/07/11
    10. 10. Sample Assignments <ul><li>Compare Hemingway's description of the town of Cojímar in The Old Man and the Sea with actual images from the Cuban Photograph Collection. </li></ul><ul><li>Analyze anti-communist sentiment in Miami through the Truth About Cuba Committee, Inc. Records. </li></ul><ul><li>Talk about recorded history and remembered history through our Luis J. Botifoll Oral History Project. </li></ul><ul><li>Use images from the Orichas Collection to analyze Cuban art, religion, slavery, etc. </li></ul>M. Méndez; 07/07/11
    11. 11. Using Digital Documents <ul><li>Non-Cuban Specialists </li></ul>J. Johnson; 07/07/11
    12. 12. Sample Assignments <ul><li>Women ’ s Clubs </li></ul><ul><li>Political Posters </li></ul><ul><li>Virtual Exhibits </li></ul>J. Johnson; 07/07/11
    13. 13. J. Johnson; 07/07/11 Truth About Cuba Committee, Inc. Records (Cuban Heritage Collection - UM) Africana Posters Collection (Africana Collection - Northwestern University Library)
    14. 14. Digital & Print Collections <ul><li>Connection, Relationships and Origins </li></ul>
    15. 15. Digital = Print = Digital <ul><li>Single Item emphasis </li></ul><ul><li>Item within context </li></ul><ul><li>Conditions for item conversion </li></ul><ul><li>Finding Aids </li></ul>
    16. 16. Additional Resources <ul><li>World History Sources from George Mason University's Center for the History of New Media: </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Digital History from the University of Nevada-Lincoln's History Department: </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>University of Miami Libraries Libguides: </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
    17. 17. Thank You <ul><li>Jameatris Johnson: [email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Mei Méndez: [email_address] </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>