Effects of Colorization on Black & White Film and Photos

My archival visit resulted in photos from an 1893 world’s fair collection, but for our digital exhibit, we’ve decided to focus on a comparison of two technical schools that arose in Chicago in the early twentieth century- Lane Technical College Prep and Flower Tech. In the spirit of being productive, I’m going to focus this […]

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Goodreads: Why Social Cataloging Matters to Public Historians

Goodreads is a “social cataloging” website that was created in 2006 to help people find and share the books they love- the Facebook for books, if you will. Features Once a free account is created, Goodreads allows users to build virtual bookshelves consisting of books they’ve read, books they are currently reading, and books they […]

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Creating A Digital Exhibit

Pros and cons must be weighed before an exhibit goes into the planning stages.Roy Rosenzweig and Daniel Cohen discussed the positive and negative aspects of digital exhibits in last week’s readings. The most obvious plus is that the collection becomes more accessible to the public. Anyone with an internet connection will be able to experience the digital exhibit, but […]

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#SharedAuthority: Public History and Twitter

Twitter is a social networking service that allows users to share short bursts of information. Users who set up accounts have just 140 characters to utilize before their message, or “tweet” reaches capacity. Each tweet is then posted on a user’s timeline, with the most recent tweets at the top. When Twitter first arose, it […]

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