Our Marathon and Neatline
HILT 2014
August 5, 2014
Jim McGrath
@JimMc_Grath
northeastern.edu/marathon
Twitter: @OurMarathon
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What is Our Marathon?
• Crowdsourced digital archive:
• Stories, photos, interviews,
social media related to 2013
Boston...
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Wide Range of Stories
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Preservation of Recent History
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#WhyIRun (WBUR)
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What is Neatline?
(neatline.org)
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Maps in Our Marathon
(northeastern.edu/marathon/map)
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Boston City Archives Collection
(northeastern.edu/marathon/bca)
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Boston City Archives Collection
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“One Boston” Neatline Exhibit
(northeastern.edu/marathon/bca/copley)
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“One Boston” Neatline Exhibit
(northeastern.edu/marathon/bca/copley)
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“One Boston” Neatline Exhibit
(northeastern.edu/marathon/bca/copley)
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“One Boston” Neatline Exhibit
(northeastern.edu/marathon/bca/copley)
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“One Boston” Neatline Exhibit
(northeastern.edu/marathon/bca/copley)
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“Our City” Neatline Exhibit
(northeastern.edu/marathon/browse-topic)
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“Our City” Neatline Exhibit
(northeastern.edu/marathon/browse-topic)
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“Our City” Neatline Exhibit
(northeastern.edu/marathon/browse-topic)
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“Our City” Neatline Exhibit
(northeastern.edu/marathon/browse-topic)
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Value of Neatline Exhibits
• “Mapping” the Copley Square posters
• Helping site visitors with cultural context
• More en...
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Thanks!
Thanks!
mcgrath.ja@husky.neu.edu
nulab.neu.edu
Twitter: @JimMc_Grath
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Our Marathon: Omeka and Neatline (Ignite talk given at #HILT2014)

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Slides from an "Ignite" talk given at HILT 2014 (#HILT2014 hashtag on Twitter). I gave an overview of some of Our Marathon's summer 2014 work with Neatline exhibits. Links to exhibits / contact information can be found in slides. "One Boston" exhibit created by Nate Rehm-Daly (Our Marathon's Tri-Co DH Summer Intern). "Our City" created by Claudia WIllett (Our Marathon's Simmons College Summer Intern). For more information, visit northeastern.edu/marathon, ourmarathon.tumblr.com. Contact us via @OurMarathon or marathon@neu.edu. Slides by Jim McGrath (@JimMc_Grath).

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Our Marathon: Omeka and Neatline (Ignite talk given at #HILT2014)

  1. 1. Our Marathon and Neatline HILT 2014 August 5, 2014 Jim McGrath @JimMc_Grath northeastern.edu/marathon Twitter: @OurMarathon
  2. 2. j What is Our Marathon? • Crowdsourced digital archive: • Stories, photos, interviews, social media related to 2013 Boston Marathon bombings and their aftermath • Over 9,000 items in the archive • How can we help users engage with this material?
  3. 3. j Wide Range of Stories
  4. 4. j Preservation of Recent History
  5. 5. j #WhyIRun (WBUR)
  6. 6. j What is Neatline? (neatline.org)
  7. 7. j Maps in Our Marathon (northeastern.edu/marathon/map)
  8. 8. j Boston City Archives Collection (northeastern.edu/marathon/bca)
  9. 9. j Boston City Archives Collection
  10. 10. j “One Boston” Neatline Exhibit (northeastern.edu/marathon/bca/copley)
  11. 11. j “One Boston” Neatline Exhibit (northeastern.edu/marathon/bca/copley)
  12. 12. j “One Boston” Neatline Exhibit (northeastern.edu/marathon/bca/copley)
  13. 13. j “One Boston” Neatline Exhibit (northeastern.edu/marathon/bca/copley)
  14. 14. j “One Boston” Neatline Exhibit (northeastern.edu/marathon/bca/copley)
  15. 15. j “Our City” Neatline Exhibit (northeastern.edu/marathon/browse-topic)
  16. 16. j “Our City” Neatline Exhibit (northeastern.edu/marathon/browse-topic)
  17. 17. j “Our City” Neatline Exhibit (northeastern.edu/marathon/browse-topic)
  18. 18. j “Our City” Neatline Exhibit (northeastern.edu/marathon/browse-topic)
  19. 19. j Value of Neatline Exhibits • “Mapping” the Copley Square posters • Helping site visitors with cultural context • More engaging way to navigate Omeka • Future Neatline exhibits -Twitter and The Boston Marathon -More Copley Square Posters -Suggestions?
  20. 20. j Thanks! Thanks! mcgrath.ja@husky.neu.edu nulab.neu.edu Twitter: @JimMc_Grath

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