Join me next month in Austin, Texas for the 2015 Family History Conference ,where I am teaching sessions on “Helping Patrons Find & Use Southwest Archival Collections” and “An Introduction to Researching Your Mexican Ancestors”.
News, tips, and reviews about cultural heritage issues, organizations, places, products, and services.
Taking a look at one of my favorite digital archives–the Portal to Texas History, through a series of posts highlighting this valuable historical research tool. In this first part of the series, I walk through the Portal’s well-designed discovery features.
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.
On 15 June 2015, the Magna Carta turns 800 years old. Highlighting some of the ways the British Library is marketing this celebration, and educating the public about this significant historical document that changed English law and has had a worldwide impact.
I recently migrated my “Orange County Fallen Heroes” local history project from Omeka version 1x to Omeka 2x. What a difference! One of the best biggest changes I notice in Omeka 2x is the addition of a new plugin — Search By Metadata. This plugin is a HUGE timesaver for me, and provides a much more valuable research experience for my site visitors.