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  1. 1. Our Marathon:The Boston Bombing Digital Archive Roundtable March 22, 2014 facebook.com/OurMarathon www.northeastern.edu/marathon @OurMarathon
  2. 2. TELL AWIDE RANGE OF STORIES
  3. 3. BUILD A LASTING COMMUNITY MEMORIAL
  4. 4. PRESERVETHE HISTORICAL RECORD
  5. 5. BUILDING OUR MARATHON  3,700+ items  282 messages of support  289 stories from the Globe Lab  307 “memes”  50 oral histories  90 hours of raw news footage  1800 letters
  6. 6. OUR PARTNERS
  7. 7. COLLABORATION • Start early, meet often • Understand interests, skills, and resources • Determine an end goal and timeline
  8. 8. CHALLENGES May 24, 2013 October 21, 2013
  9. 9. BUILDING NEWTOOLS
  10. 10. ARCHIVE OR MEMORIAL?
  11. 11. PROXIMITY
  12. 12. CROWDSOURCING
  13. 13. “NO STORY ISTOO SMALL”
  14. 14. SHAREYOUR STORY EVENTS Date Location March 26 Cambridge Public Library March 28 & 29 Brookline Public Library April 9 Lowell Public Library April 16-19 Boston Public Library April 17 Newton Free Library April 26 Stoneham Public Library April 30 MIT
  15. 15. SHAREYOUR STORY
  16. 16. SHORT ORAL HISTORIES
  17. 17. PHOTO CONTEST
  18. 18. PHOTO CONTEST
  19. 19. PHOTO CONTEST
  20. 20. “BORN DIGITAL” CONTENT
  21. 21. INTERNET MEMES (GIFS, IMAGE MACROS)
  22. 22. ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY AND CONTINUING GOALS
  23. 23. PART II
  24. 24. INTERNING AT OUR MARATHON
  25. 25. STREAMLINING NAVIGATION
  26. 26. DIGITIZING BOSTON MEDICAL CENTER CARDS AND LETTERS
  27. 27. SIX MONTH ANNIVERSARY EXHIBIT
  28. 28. PART III
  29. 29. INTRODUCTION: HOW (&WHY)WE GOT INVOLVED • Get involved with archival projects • Get involved with our community • Apply classroom concepts to a “real world” project
  30. 30. CONTRIBUTIONS •Long-Term Preservation Plan •Internship/volunteer recommendations
  31. 31. DIGITAL PRESERVATION PLAN •Goal: Start a conversation •Analyzed practices already in place •Described concerns and provided recommendations
  32. 32. WORKFLOWS: GETTING STARTED •Assessment phase (in conjunction with Our Marathon project leaders) •Mapping needs, mapping opportunities •Create the workflow
  33. 33. TAKEAWAYS •Volunteers develop skills in meaningful ways •Collaboration is Digital Humanities’ middle name •Need cross-discipline about balancing workflow needs with reliance on volunteers

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