Monthly Archives: October 2015

Week Nine Reading Post

The two main articles for this week’s class readings, Caroline Winterer’s “Where is America in the Republic of Letters” and Shin-Kap Han’s “The Other Ride of Paul Revere: The Brokerage Role in the Making of the American Revolution,” were engaging

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Effective use of digital presentation

The issue of how effectively to present information digitally – what Wyman et al. call “digital storytelling” – turns out to be surprisingly complex. Wyman et al. highlight a number of questions we should ask ourselves, but there are two

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Burdick Collection- Digital Collection (baseball, women, tobacco)

For my Digital Collections, I found the Burdick Collection of the New York Metropolitan Museum of Art. I stumbled across an article about the Digitization project as part of my weekly baseball articles roundup project, and it caught my eye

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“Digital Storytelling” and the Garibaldi Panorama

Wyman et al’s article on the transition from the physical experience of a museum visit into digital version and into the present rise in online exhibits. The centrality of interactivity has become predominant in these exhibits, and the authors identify this

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Colonial Williamsburg: Historic Threads

Due to my life-long obsession of Colonial Williamsburg, I decided to do an evaluation of their online exhibit called “Colonial Williamsburg’s Museum Collection- Historic Threads: Three Centuries of Clothing.” You can take a look at the exhibit here.  I honestly

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Blog Review

Admittedly I am not particularly interested in American history, but the American Creation blog is very interesting. The authors state on the home page that the blog is “A group blog to promote discussion, debate and insight into the history,

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Week 8: Exhibits

This week I looked at some of the online exhibitions on the New York Public Library’s website. As I was browsing through some of the exhibitions I kept some of the suggestions proposed in Bruce Wyman et al.’s “Digital Storytelling

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Week 9 Rumsey Maps

For our analysis of an online exhibit, I chose to look at the David Rumsey Historical Map Collection. A person with an affinity for maps could find themselves immersed in this website for hours just going through them, as I soon

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Our Marathon

I chose to look at the Our Marathon Digital Archive. I had heard of the event, saw it all over the news, and was just as shocked as anyone; however, there was little personal connection for me, so I see

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Digital Tools and Museums

I found that Wyman et al arrived at some interesting conclusions in their article “Digital Storytelling in Museums: Observations and Best Practices”. The early part of their paper, before they give their Suggestions, Strategic Thoughts, and Tactical Thoughts, is the highlight

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