Digital Public History (Spring 2013)
Reading | Writing | Building
- For each meeting, please read and explore the materials for the week. Then, blog a reflection on those materials.
- Final Project: Fashion a response to the question “What difference does digital work make for Public History?” Due May 13.
You would do well to follow the feeds from these folks:
- History@Work: http://publichistorycommons.org/
- Nina Simon, Museum2.0: http://museumtwo.blogspot.com/
- Seb Chan, Fresh and Newer: http://www.freshandnew.org/
- Mia Ridge, Open Objects: http://openobjects.blogspot.com/
- Mike Edson, slideshare: http://www.slideshare.net/edsonm
- Tim Sherratt, discontents: http://discontents.com.au/
- Steven Lubar, On Public Humanities: http://stevenlubar.wordpress.com/
- Trevor Owens: http://www.trevorowens.org/
- Kate Theimer, ArchivesNext: http://www.archivesnext.com/.
Week 1 (January 28): History, the Public, Openness, and Ethics
- Roy Rosenzweig and David Thelen, The Presence of the Past: Popular Uses of History in American Life (2000).
- National Park Service/OAH report, “Imperiled Promise: The State of History in the National Park Service.”
- Jon Voss, “Radically Open Cultural Heritage Data on the Web,” Museums and the Web 2012.
- LODLAM: http://lodlam.net/
- SAA Core Values Statement and Code of Ethics
- AASLH, Statement of Professional Standards and Ethics
- NCPH Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct
Week 2 (February 11): Participatory Public History
- Nina Simon, The Participatory Museum.
- Clay Shirky, Here Comes Everybody (2008).
- Clay Shirky, Cognitive Surplus (2010).
- Stein, Robert. “Chiming in on Museums and Participatory Culture.” Curator: The Museum Journal, 55:2 (April 2012): 215-226.
- Fiona Romeo and Lucinda Blaser, “Bringing Citizen Scientists and Historians Together,” Museums and the Web 2011.
- Tim Causer and Valarie Wallace, “Building a Volunteer Community; Results and Findings from Transcribe Bentham,” Digital Humanities Quarterly 6:2 (2012).
- Jasper Visser and Dennis Tap, “The Community as the Centrepiece of a Collection: Building a Community of Objects with the National Vending Machine,” Museums and the Web 2011.
- Trevor Owen’4 post series on Crowdsourcing
- NYPL Labs Blog and Projects
Week 3 (February 25): Digital Strategy
- Erin Kissane, The Elements of Content Strategy (A Book Apart).
- Carolyn Royston and Charlotte Sexton, “Navigating the Bumpy Road: A Tactical Approach to Delivering a Digital Strategy,” Museums and the Web 2012.
- Sarah Hromack and Rachel Craft, “From the Ground Up (or the Inside Out): New Approaches to Digital Publishing,” Museums and the Web 2012.
- Robert Stein, “Blow Up Your Digital Strategy: Changing the Conversation about Museums and Technology,” Museums and the Web 2012.
- Dana Allen-Greil, Susan Edwards, Jack Ludden, and Eric Johnson, “Social Media and Organizational Change,” Museums and the Web 2011.
- Letting Go: Sharing Historical Authority in a User Generated World, ed. Bill Adair, et al. (Pew Center for Arts & Heritage, 2011).
[March 11: Spring Break]
Week 4 (March 25): Digital Exhibits
- Stephen Conn, Do Museums Still Need Objects? (2010).
- Wyman, B., Smith, S., Meyers, D. and Godfrey, M. (2011), “Digital Storytelling in Museums: Observations and Best Practices.” Curator: The Museum Journal, 54:4 (October 2011): 461â€“468.
- Steve Krug, Don’t Make Me Think: A Common Sense Approach to Web Usability, 2nd Edition (2005).
- Steven Gray, Claire Ross, Andrew Hudson-Smith, Claire Warwick, “Enhancing Museum Narratives with the QRator Project: a Tasmanian devil, a Platypus and a Dead Man in a Box,” Museums and the Web 2012.
- Eric Socolofsky, “Iterating for Visitors at the Exploratorium,” UX Magazine.
- Matthew Cook, Andrew Caspari, and Katherin Campbell, “On Air, Online and Onsite: The British Museum and the BBC’s ‘A History of the World,’” Museums and the Web 2011.
- Elizabeth Goins, “Museum Games: Some Strategies for Achieving Project Goals,” Museums and the Web 2011.
- Contents Magazine: http://contentsmagazine.com/
Week 5 (April 8): Archives
- David Bearman, Archival Methods, Archives and Museum Informatics Technical Report #9 (Pittsburgh, Archives and Museum Informatics, 1989).
- Encoded Archival Description
- Society of American Archivists, EAD Roundtable
- Encoded Archival Context, Corporate Bodies, Persons, and Families
- SNAC: The Social Networks and Archival Context Project
- Polar Bear Expedition Digital Collections
- Kate Theimer, ArchivesNext.
Week 6 (April 22): Mobile
- Sheila Brennan, et al., Mobile for Museums (Center for History and New Media, 2008).
- Deborah Boyer and Josh Marcus, “Implementing Mobile Augmented Reality Applications for Cultural Institutions,” Museums and the Web 2011.
- Matthew Fisher, Stacey Mann, Kim Sajet, and Minda Borum, “PhilaPlace to AnyPlace: Building a Reusable Community Platform for Mapping and Sharing History,” Museums and the Web 2011.
- Natasha Waterson and Mike Saunders, “Delightfully Lost: A New Kind of Wayfinding at Kew,” Museums and the Web 2012.
- Museum Mobile
Week 7 (May 6): Evaluation
- Elena Villaespesa, Tijana Tasich, “Making Sense of Numbers: A Journey of Spreading the Analytics Culture at Tate,” Museums and the Web 2012.
- Banny Birchall, et al., “Levelling Up: Towards Best Practice in Evaluating Museum Games,” Museums and the Web 2012.
- Hallie Preskill, “Museum Evaluation without Borders: Four Imperatives for Making Museum Evaluation More Relevant, Credible, and Useful,” Curator: The Museum Journal 54:1 (Jan. 2011): 93-100.
- Kirchberg, V. and TrÃ¶ndle, M. “Experiencing Exhibitions: A Review of Studies on Visitor Experiences in Museums.” Curator: The Museum Journal 55:4 (Oct. 2012) 435-452.
- IMLS’s Evaluation Resources