I Am Teaching A Free Historypin Digital Heritage Workshop In Orange County Next Week!

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Do you work with digital photo collections on behalf of a heritage institution? Are you a genealogist or historian that’s curated a personal collection of digitized photos that depict landmarks and landscapes over time?  Are you an educator interested in learning how to incorporate Historypin into your classroom curriculum or student assignments?

On behalf of the Orange County, California, Heritage Coordinating Council (HCC), 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.

Following is the official HCC announcement, with reservation details. Space is limited.

The Heritage Coordinating Council is excited to offer this hands-on digital history workshop, for FREE, to the Orange County heritage community!

Historypin is an EXCELLENT way to generate more exposure and interest in your digital collections. Don’t have a fancy shmancy iPhone or Android mobile app for your heritage website? Historypin allows you to create virtual mobile tours for free.

About Historypin

Historypin is a new, free, easy to use location-based digital history archive. It “crowd sources” a particular location’s digital story by allowing heritage institutions and individuals to contribute their digital photos, videos and audio to the public archive, and “pinning” these digital objects to Google Maps. Members of the public can then contribute memories and historical details to these digital collections. Heritage institutions and individuals can also create and share “virtual tours” for others to follow.

Historypin exists as a website and as a mobile app for both Apple and Android devices – the free mobile apps make it an excellent low/no-cost way for heritage institutions to encourage the public to embark on virtual history tours throughout your local community and collections.

About the Workshop

  • Date: Tuesday, January 10, 2012
  • Time: 10:30 am to 12pm (immediately following our HCC meeting from 10am to 10:30am)
  • Location: Pollak Library (PLN 303) at Cal State Fullerton

Workshop participants will learn how to use the public archive like a “regular person”, and how to also contribute items from your own collections. In order to get the most from your hands-on learning experience, we ask that you bring at least one dozen photos on a flash drive or CD/DVD that 1) you have the necessary rights to share, and 2) whose geographic locality you can easily identify on a map – if you aren’t sure of the exact location where the photo was taken, that photo is not a good candidate for this workshop.

Manny Escamilla, archivist at the Santa Ana Public Library’s (SAPL) Santa Ana History Room, will share about SAPL’s experience as the first (and so far, ONLY), Orange County heritage partner to get involved with this hot new exciting digital history project.

We can seat up to 60 people in this classroom, but we only have 30 computers (PCs) available. So, if you have your own laptop, we encourage you to bring it – Pollak Library has free wifi. And if you have an iPhone, iPad, Android phone or Android tablet, we encourage you to bring those as well if you’d like to also explore and demonstrate the mobile app and tours. You will be required to indicate on the RSVP form if you need a PC, or if you are bringing your own laptop.

Reservations Required: RSVP online by Friday.

Parking on Campus

Pollak Library is located in the center of campus, identified as PL on the campus map.

There should be plenty of parking on campus during Intersession.

Parking is identified in purple on the map, but I suggest you exit Nutwood Ave. from the 57 freeway. Turn west (you’ll pass the Fullerton Marriott) and turn immediately right onto Folino Drive. Stay right and park in the Eastside Parking Structure (EPS on the map). There’s a parking permit machine in the parking structure. $8/daily rate (exact change), although Park and Pay, campus’ pre-pay short-term parking is available for $2/hour (maximum 2 hours) on the ground level.

Daily permits may be purchased in Lots: A, G, S, Arts drive, and levels 2, 4, 6 in the State College and Eastside Structures during all hours in which permits are required. Daily permits are valid in all student lots and structures.

Additional Parking Information available here.

Still Have Questions?

If you have questions about parking, HCC or the January meeting, please contact:

Stephanie George, Archivist
Center for Oral and Public History, California State University, Fullerton
(657) 278-3693 or sgeorge@fullerton.edu

If you have questions about the Historypin workshop curriculum, please contact:

Colleen Greene, Systems Librarian
Pollak Library, California State University Fullerton
(657) 278-3991 or cgreene@fullerton.edu

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