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Hands-On Historypin: Digital Time Machine for Library & Community Archives
Thu, April 13, 2017, 9:30 AM – 4:00 PM CDT
Hands-On Historypin: Digital Time Machine for Your Library, Community, & Family Archives (one-day workshop for Images of OK participants or library and literacy staff and volunteers)
Looking for an easy, inexpensive (free!) way to share photographs from your local history collection online? Explore Historypin, a free website that lets you upload historical photographs, videos, and sound clips that can engage your patrons and build connections. Historypin is a digital, user-generated archive where the location and date of the content is entered to “pin” it to Google Maps. Historypin lets you create online digital tours from your content. You can superimpose your historical photos over their present day locations. You can even choose to embed a Historypin collection on your website or blog. You will often see buildings, street scenes, parades, and other outdoor activities featured on the site.
In this class, we will look at Historypin in action, explore the key features, and create a small collection using up to 20 photographs.
Students can choose one of three options: 1) Bring a flash drive containing 10 – 20 photograph files or, 2) Bring 10 – 20 photographs for ODL to scan while you participate in class or, 3) Use historical photos provided by ODL.
Class Prerequisites: 1) Attendees need to enroll in the Crash Course in Photoshop Elements which meets April 12. If you have previous Photoshop Elements training and feel that you already know what will be covered in class, you will need permission from the Photoshop Elements instructor to skip the Crash Course in Photoshop Elements training. 2) Attendees must have web browser access to an email account (such as Gmail, Yahoo, etc.) and bring the login and password to that email with them to class. 3) Attendees must choose from one of the three options in the above paragraph to use as photos during class.
Marie Reist, adult services and social media librarian at the Thomas J. Harrison Pryor Public Library, will teach the class.
Travel stipend for overnight stay may be available if you are an Images of OK participant or with a public library, library system, tribal library or literacy organization 60 miles or more from ODL. Initial travel stipend paperwork must be returned to ODL before the class date. Contact Doris Dixon to request paperwork via email Doris.Dixon@libraries.ok.gov or phone (405) 522-3217. Stipend will be based on lodging receipt,up to $92. If lodging charges are less than $92, the contract will be written for the actual amount, not $92. Mileage also may be reimbursed at 30 cents/mile if you are paying for your own gas & cannot collect from your library/literacy organization. Stipend contracts will be made out to the library/literacy organization. It will be your responsibility to collect your reimbursement from such organization. No travel stipend contracts will be paid until the class has been attended and photocopied proof of overnight stay (if applicable) has been submitted to the Office of Library Development.
Classes made possible by funding from the Institute of Museum and Library Services and the Oklahoma Department of Libraries.