Thinking on updating

January 14, 2011

I am working on brainstorming two things at once.

  1. What to included when updating the current archives webpage to look more like the library webpage.
  2. Content for a presentation I’ll be doing next week of my use of digital images.

Luckily, both things seem to require much the same content. 🙂

For the presentation I have:

  • Providing research materials for faculty
  • Working with a class building a wiki with information on campus buildings
  • Cataloged images in the OPAC, with links to images in the holdings field
  • PR through the library blog
  • Images added to the RRLC CONTENTdm project, FLAG Heritage

Ideas for the near future:

  • Using an online site like to build timelines, campus buildings, college presidents, any other ideas?
  • Setting up Twitter and Facebook accounts to make more people aware of our collections. See: National Archives (@archivesnews) on Twitter
  • Setting up a Flickr account to post images and get feed back on who, when, what and where on photos that we are clueless, or almost clueless about. Similar to the Library of Congress project. Have any of you tried this? How did it go?

All suggestions gratefully accepted.



Originally uploaded by Linda Clark Benedict

So this is one of two photos in the Flickr set “New” Archives. I’ll be adding more, as more happens.

This is a picture of what will become the archives work room.


Originally uploaded by Linda Clark Benedict

I’ve learned a lot today.
1. The camera I thought would be useful, doesn’t work at all.
2. My phone takes OK photos.
3. How to upload photos from my phone to Flickr.
4. How to send photos from Flickr to my Blog.

Quite a day by my standards. I’ve even cataloged a few of our scanned photos in between.

This is pretty much how we look today. All the “stuff” is stacked on the work tables to keep it out of harms way during construction.

I’ve got a set of photos titled Old Archives on Flickr if you want to check it out. Just click on the pix and it will take you to Flickr.

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