Creating 21st Century Digital Collections

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American Association for State and Local History says
Join Kristen Gwinn-Becker, as she discusses strategizing, creating or updating, engaging, and sustaining modern digital collections.


Learn more & register: http://learn.aaslh.org/event/creating-21st-century-digital-collections/

Details:
Date: May 16, 2017
Time: 3pm EST/2pm Central/1pm Mountain/12pm Pacific/10am Hawaii
Cost: $40 members/$65 nonmembers


She will walk through the six areas outlined below, showing examples for each section. Participants may send an email in advance that contains a link to their digital collections and the top three questions they would like answered about their current situation or a future initiative.

Kristen will work with examples from participants as well as draw on real (digital) world examples of digital initiatives from her international technology company HistoryIT. The different challenges these institutions faced and the innovative solutions that were employed to maximize user impact and sustainability will be shared with attendees. This webinar will focus on what users of digital collections demand now, and on sustainable best practices for converting or creating online platforms that not only grow with their users’ interests and expectations but also bring out the hidden stories each collection holds.

1. Then and now – what’s different about digital collections in the 21st century?

2. Strategy – what do you have and who do you want to reach?

3. Managing versus Sharing – what’s the difference and where to place your effort?

4. Digital Framework – is your digital environment optimized to connect your content with the audiences you seek to engage?

5. Digital Storytelling – how can you tell engaging stories with your collection or collections once they are digital?

6. Ongoing considerations – how can you best position your digital collections for sustainability? Most importantly, where is the funding?

Learn more & register: http://learn.aaslh.org/event/creating-21st-century-digital-collections/
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By: American Association for State and Local History

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