This short one-minute video from the Newseum is an excellent example of using archival collections for digital storytelling, and of how special collections can be marketed with very little expense and simple multimedia technologies. The video includes a mix of digitized newspapers, historical images, and other primary source documents.
There has been much chatter on Twitter this week due to it being the 100th anniversary of the Titanic and its ill-fated maiden voyage. And this reminded me of a post that I have been meaning to write for a good year or so, showcasing some of the innovative ways that historians and future historians are using Twitter for historical reenactment.
On behalf of the Orange County, California, Heritage Coordinating Council, I am teaching a FREE hands-on Historypin workshop next Tuesday, January 10th! If you live or work in or near Orange County, you are welcome to join us.
Jon Voss of Lookback Maps has put together a fabulous video highlighting an assortment of library archive and museum mashups.
A review of the new Omeka.net hosted publishing platform for digital collections.
Highlights from my presentation to the Orange County Heritage Coordinating Council about Using the Social Web for Special Collections.