Press Play Local History via Slideshows and Streaming Video Sara Wedell Chelsea District Library swedell@ chelseadistrict...
Why Local History <ul><li>Unique to each community </li></ul><ul><li>Involves local volunteers </li></ul><ul><li>Ideal for...
Why Not Local History <ul><li>Umm… </li></ul>
Make it Accessible
WordPress: Free and Easy
WordPress: Behind the Scenes
Any Access over None <ul><li>Get something online. Anything. </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t wait for your website to be perfect. ...
Make It Interesting <ul><li>Searchable databases </li></ul><ul><li>Slideshows </li></ul><ul><li>Timelines </li></ul><ul><l...
Family History Database <ul><li>Searchable obituary database </li></ul>
Microsoft PhotoStory
Historic Photos
Themed Timelines
Then & Now
Then & Now: Main & Middle St.
What Was There or HistoryPin
Outreach
Outreach via Partners
Oral Histories - Documentaries
Oral Histories - Individuals
Invite Participation
Digitization <ul><li>Volunteers scanning local history collection </li></ul><ul><li>Eventual online home </li></ul><ul><ul...
Ultimate Goals <ul><li>Exposure </li></ul><ul><li>Simplicity </li></ul><ul><li>Appreciation </li></ul><ul><li>Involvement ...
Questions? <ul><li>Email: [email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Twitter: </li></ul><ul><li>@sarabethw </li></ul>
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Press Play: local history via slideshows and streaming video

A local history collection is a unique and valuable asset to thelibrary and the community. Learn how the Chelsea District Librarycreated a website to highlight and improve access to their community’shistory. StoriesofChelsea.org was developed by a non-technologylibrarian as an online access point for local history resources. Itincorporates the old and the new of Chelsea, where historical photosare exhibited alongside video archives of a popular local cabletelevision show. StoriesofChelsea.org is also an avenue for promotinglibrary-created content by serving as the home of the library’s oralhistory project. This project uses video to record oral histories onthe various topics including one room schoolhouses, WWII veterans,farmers and local landmarks and produce feature-length documentaries.Both the individual interviews and completed documentaries areavailable to stream from StoriesofChelsa.org. This presentation isabout identifying the gems in your local history collection andcreating a forum to give them maximum exposure, without compromisingtheir fragile physical state, using free or affordable user-friendlytechnology resources. Preserving and exhibiting local historydigitally can be an effective and simple way to showcase yourresources and connect with your community
Published on: Mar 4, 2016
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Transcripts - Press Play: local history via slideshows and streaming video

  • 1. Press Play Local History via Slideshows and Streaming Video Sara Wedell Chelsea District Library swedell@ chelseadistrictlibrary.org
  • 2. Why Local History <ul><li>Unique to each community </li></ul><ul><li>Involves local volunteers </li></ul><ul><li>Ideal for partnerships </li></ul><ul><li>Educational </li></ul>
  • 3. Why Not Local History <ul><li>Umm… </li></ul>
  • 4. Make it Accessible
  • 5. WordPress: Free and Easy
  • 6. WordPress: Behind the Scenes
  • 7. Any Access over None <ul><li>Get something online. Anything. </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t wait for your website to be perfect. </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t wait until you have your whole collection digitized. </li></ul>
  • 8. Make It Interesting <ul><li>Searchable databases </li></ul><ul><li>Slideshows </li></ul><ul><li>Timelines </li></ul><ul><li>Comparison Photos </li></ul><ul><li>Outreach </li></ul><ul><li>Oral Histories </li></ul>
  • 9. Family History Database <ul><li>Searchable obituary database </li></ul>
  • 10. Microsoft PhotoStory
  • 11. Historic Photos
  • 12. Themed Timelines
  • 13. Then & Now
  • 14. Then & Now: Main & Middle St.
  • 15. What Was There or HistoryPin
  • 16. Outreach
  • 17. Outreach via Partners
  • 18. Oral Histories - Documentaries
  • 19. Oral Histories - Individuals
  • 20. Invite Participation
  • 21. Digitization <ul><li>Volunteers scanning local history collection </li></ul><ul><li>Eventual online home </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Omeka.org </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>PastPerfect software </li></ul></ul>
  • 22. Ultimate Goals <ul><li>Exposure </li></ul><ul><li>Simplicity </li></ul><ul><li>Appreciation </li></ul><ul><li>Involvement </li></ul>
  • 23. Questions? <ul><li>Email: [email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Twitter: </li></ul><ul><li>@sarabethw </li></ul>