Monthly Archives: April 2009

Digital Harlem

Check out Digital Harlem, Everyday Life 1915-1930, a project initiated by four historians at the University of Sydney in Australia.  The first thing you’ll notice is that they use Google Maps.  This example  is a bit more complicated that just … Continue reading

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California’s Living New Deal Project

This project, among other things, maps New Deal projects using Google Maps.  At a time of huge debates about stimulus spending and new infrastructure projects, it is also a very timely initiative.  Could your institution map New Deal projects in … Continue reading

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Museums and Facebook

Ron Potvin, Assistant director and curator of the John Nicholas Brown Center at Brown recently asked if we were aware of museums who use Facebook particularly well, or not so well. While searching and surfing the ‘Net, I came across this … Continue reading

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Using Google Maps & Engaging Genealogists

ChicagoAncestors is working to plot historical information about Chicago on maps using Google Maps.  This project was developed by the Newbury Library in Chicago.  We especially like that they’re developing a resource for one of the most avid publics for history, … Continue reading

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Library of Congress to use iTunes and YouTube

Continuing its Flickr experiment, the Library of Congress will put parts of digitized collection of video and audio in YouTube and iTunes.  Videos will run the gamut from 100+ year-old films from Thomas A. Edison to a selection of talks … Continue reading

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Flickr File Size

A really good question came up yesterday about the file size that Flickr will allow to be uploaded. A quick Flickr site search leaves me with more questions than answers. Their support center states that uploads should be 10 minutes … Continue reading

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A Big Thank You

Good Morning! I thoroughly enjoyed meeting everyone yesterday and hope that our presentation peaked your interest in the power and possibilities of digital technology for your organization, your students, and your own personal projects. As Leah mentioned it was hot … Continue reading

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