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Recollection Wisconsin presentation for WEMTA 2013


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Presented for the Wisconsin Educational Media and Technology Association (WEMTA) annual conference in Madison, Wisconsin, April 9, 2013.

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Recollection Wisconsin presentation for WEMTA 2013

  1. 1. recollectionwisconsin.orgWEMTA 2013Emily Pfotenhauer, WiLSHandout and slides:
  2. 2. recollectionwisconsin.orgprovides free access to agrowing set of state andlocal history resourcesfrom the collections oflibraries, archives,museums and historicalsocieties across Wisconsin. South Wood County Historical Museum, Wisconsin Rapids,64
  3. 3. Recollection Wisconsin also provides guidelines, training and support to contributing partners and offers opportunities for visitors to share their own stories, images and comments. UW-Madison Archives =UW&repl2=UW.uwar00831.bib
  4. 4. Program sponsors and partners• WiLS (Wisconsin Library Services)• Milwaukee Public Library• University of Wisconsin-Madison• Wisconsin Historical Society• Nicholas Family Foundation• Academic libraries, public libraries, archives, museums, and historical societies around the state Wisconsin Historical Society
  5. 5. Founded as Wisconsin Heritage Online in 2004 – Original mission: “to inspire education and discovery by making Wisconsin’s cultural heritage available to the public via the World Wide Web”New name, Recollection Wisconsin, and newwebsite launched in 2013 – Addition to mission: “and provide opportunities for audiences to discover personal connections to the past.” Three Lakes Historical Society,88
  6. 6. April 2013: includes… 124,758 historical resources from 195 digital collections …and more content is added every month.McMillan Memorial Library, Wisconsin Rapids,1319
  7. 7. • Photographs • City directories• Postcards • Local histories• Letters • County histories• Diaries • Oral histories• Maps • Artifacts• Yearbooks • Artworks• Scrapbooks • Magazine articles• Music • Newspaper clippings• Recipes New Berlin Historical Society,33
  8. 8. – Mostly primary sources– Vetted and well-documented resources– Some locations and subjects are well represented, others less so Menasha Public Library epl1=WI&repl2=WI.mdhc0094.bib
  9. 9. The digital materials that Recollection Wisconsinbrings together may be used for teaching purposesunder the guidelines of Fair Use (non-commercial,non-public, limited quantities). UW-Madison Archives epl1=UW&repl2=UW.uwar01662.bib
  10. 10. Recollection Wisconsin does not own any of thematerials we make available through our site.Please be sure to cite the original source of anycontent you use. Look for “Is Part Of” and “Rights”information in individual item records. UW-Platteville epl1=UW&repl2=UW.platte0055.bib
  11. 11. Browsing & exploring – Read small slices of state & local history in “Stories from Wisconsin Collections” – Explore a map and link directly to individual collections – Browse to sort collections by topic, source, and type of material Kenosha History Center epl1=WI&repl2=WI.ken1524.bib
  12. 12. Sharing – Contribute your own stories and photos – Add photos to our Flickr group poolWisconsin Historical Society
  13. 13. Oshkosh Public Library collection/p15089coll3/id/24Searching – Behind our website is a search engine that brings together information about digital items contributed by our partners. This search engine is like a bridge, linking you to content from around the state.
  14. 14. Searching – Use Basic Search to search across all collections by keyword, name or place – Use Guided Search to search by phrase or other, more complex, searchesUW-Milwaukee Libraries
  15. 15. Searching – full text – Our search engine searches only the descriptive information provided by contributing partners. To search the full text of books or other documents, open a specific item or collection and then run a second search within that item or collection. St. Norbert College,6067
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  18. 18. emailnewsletter:Sign up Milwaukee Public Library,1319
  19. 19. Thank You!Emily Pfotenhauerepfotenhauer@wils.wisc.edu608-265-2138Handout and Mineral Point Historical Society em/collection/mphs/id/3/rec/29