Welcome… …to the  Information Center
In the next few minutes… <ul><li>History of the Information Center </li></ul><ul><li>Mission </li></ul><ul><li>What we do ...
Back in the beginning… <ul><li>Organizers realized StoryCorps success = huge number of interviews </li></ul><ul><li>Need t...
Place in Organization <ul><li>Report to the associate director </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Involved with or available to so many...
Mission Statement <ul><li>The mission of StoryCorps is to create long-lasting audio records of ordinary Americans intervie...
Information Center Roles <ul><li>Assign index terms and keywords to each interview, write brief description </li></ul><ul>...
Assigning Terms <ul><li>Listen for general impression </li></ul><ul><li>Listen again, assign terms </li></ul><ul><li>Liste...
Assigning Terms II <ul><li>Up to 10 terms from the thesaurus </li></ul><ul><li>Up to 10 “free” terms </li></ul><ul><ul><li...
Tag Clouds <ul><li>Frequency of assigned term (tag) equals size of word in cloud </li></ul><ul><li>User access tool </li><...
Sample Tag Cloud
Short Description <ul><li>After listening all those times, write a short – usually one paragraph – description </li></ul><...
Information Resource <ul><li>For StoryCorps personnel </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Travel information </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>...
Questions from the Press <ul><li>Q: How many StoryCorps interviews are there? </li></ul><ul><li>A: As of the end of May 20...
Archives <ul><li>Print, electronic copies of documents </li></ul><ul><li>Realia </li></ul><ul><li>Articles written about S...
In the Archives~ <ul><li>3-D mock-ups of the StoryCorps permanent booths from the design process </li></ul><ul><li>Copies ...
Other Duties <ul><li>Liaison with Library of Congress </li></ul><ul><li>“Check out” portable recording units for the Outpo...
The IC Itself <ul><li>Two rooms, one devoted solely to archives </li></ul><ul><li>Two computers, networked; one printer/sc...
IC Budget <ul><li>Annual budget: $49,000 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>$41,000 wages and benefits </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>$3,00...
To Sum Up <ul><li>The IC was designed to meet StoryCorps’ need for identifying and locating interviews within the database...
Any Questions? <ul><li>Please feel free to contact me with any questions you might have. </li></ul><ul><li>(646) 723-7025 ...
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This is a presentation I did for a class on special libraries in the spring of 2006 and is about an *entirely fictional* library. StoryCorps, obviously, is real and does wonderful work.

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  1. 1. Welcome… …to the Information Center
  2. 2. In the next few minutes… <ul><li>History of the Information Center </li></ul><ul><li>Mission </li></ul><ul><li>What we do </li></ul><ul><li>Collection, budget and equipment </li></ul>
  3. 3. Back in the beginning… <ul><li>Organizers realized StoryCorps success = huge number of interviews </li></ul><ul><li>Need to develop way to locate and access specific interviews </li></ul><ul><li>Graduate LIS seminar to create thesaurus </li></ul><ul><li>Other duties evolved </li></ul>
  4. 4. Place in Organization <ul><li>Report to the associate director </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Involved with or available to so many aspects of the program </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>At minimum, weekly check-in </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Mission Statement <ul><li>The mission of StoryCorps is to create long-lasting audio records of ordinary Americans interviewing one another about their stories for posterity. </li></ul><ul><li>The StoryCorps Information Center supports the ongoing operation and management of nationwide project's interviews between ordinary Americans. In order to better manage and access the completed interviews, the Information Center will apply appropriate index terms to each interview. The Information Center will research information as needed and as anticipated for smooth operation and expansion; it will collect news articles and features published on the program; and it will serve as an information resource about the project's history and goals. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Information Center Roles <ul><li>Assign index terms and keywords to each interview, write brief description </li></ul><ul><li>Information resource for those within and those outside of StoryCorps </li></ul><ul><li>Serve as archives </li></ul><ul><li>Serve as liaison with the Library of Congress </li></ul><ul><li>Help with Outpost program </li></ul>
  7. 7. Assigning Terms <ul><li>Listen for general impression </li></ul><ul><li>Listen again, assign terms </li></ul><ul><li>Listen once more, add/change/delete terms as needed </li></ul>
  8. 8. Assigning Terms II <ul><li>Up to 10 terms from the thesaurus </li></ul><ul><li>Up to 10 “free” terms </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“Free” terms most often are names of people, specific places or a specific concept not in the thesaurus </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Tag Clouds <ul><li>Frequency of assigned term (tag) equals size of word in cloud </li></ul><ul><li>User access tool </li></ul><ul><li>Similar to tag clouds used by Flickr.com , blogs, 43Things.com , etc. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Many people already familiar with </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Requires terms assigned to multiple interviews to work. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Sample Tag Cloud
  11. 11. Short Description <ul><li>After listening all those times, write a short – usually one paragraph – description </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Cousins Lani Somers and Brian Jenson describe summer camping trips they took in the North Cascades. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>In 1945, James Yosho returned from fighting in World War II. His daughter, Alice Dansk, asks him about he and his family dealt with the aftereffects of the Japanese internment. </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. Information Resource <ul><li>For StoryCorps personnel </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Travel information </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Directory information </li></ul></ul><ul><li>For others wanting information on StoryCorps </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Statistics </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Historical photos </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>How to find a particular interview </li></ul></ul>
  13. 13. Questions from the Press <ul><li>Q: How many StoryCorps interviews are there? </li></ul><ul><li>A: As of the end of May 2006, 13,256. </li></ul><ul><li>Q: How many people talk about military experience? </li></ul><ul><li>A: Approximately 30 percent talk about their military experience. Others mention a family member or friend’s service. </li></ul><ul><li>Q: Who were the first StoryCorps interviews? </li></ul><ul><li>A: The first two people to interview each other after the program officially started were sisters Janet Morrow and Lisa Gilbert, who both lived in New York state. </li></ul>
  14. 14. Archives <ul><li>Print, electronic copies of documents </li></ul><ul><li>Realia </li></ul><ul><li>Articles written about StoryCorps </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Subscribe to various RSS feeds, including blogs of Mobile Booths </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Maintain Website of links to articles </li></ul></ul>
  15. 15. In the Archives~ <ul><li>3-D mock-ups of the StoryCorps permanent booths from the design process </li></ul><ul><li>Copies of agreements with New York City for placing the permanent booths </li></ul><ul><li>Engineering plans for the Mobile Booths </li></ul><ul><li>Original hard copy of StoryCorps’ mission statement </li></ul>
  16. 16. Other Duties <ul><li>Liaison with Library of Congress </li></ul><ul><li>“Check out” portable recording units for the Outpost program </li></ul>
  17. 17. The IC Itself <ul><li>Two rooms, one devoted solely to archives </li></ul><ul><li>Two computers, networked; one printer/scanner/fax </li></ul><ul><li>Collection of print materials – maps, gazetteers, slang and dialect dictionaries, technology manuals, professional resources, created documents </li></ul><ul><li>Electronic materials – licensed copies of national road atlases, subscription to ProQuest database, RSS aggregator </li></ul>
  18. 18. IC Budget <ul><li>Annual budget: $49,000 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>$41,000 wages and benefits </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>$3,000 stipend (shared) for student interns </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>$1,500 for electronic licensing/database subscriptions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>$2,500 for technology needs and supplies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>If not used, money becomes part of set budget for next year </li></ul></ul></ul>
  19. 19. To Sum Up <ul><li>The IC was designed to meet StoryCorps’ need for identifying and locating interviews within the database. </li></ul><ul><li>Its role expanded to help find answers to other information needs, serve as archives and operate as a sort of press center. </li></ul>
  20. 20. Any Questions? <ul><li>Please feel free to contact me with any questions you might have. </li></ul><ul><li>(646) 723-7025 ext. 314 </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Or, I’m just down a flight of stairs – the IC is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Eastern Time, Monday through Friday. </li></ul>

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