Archives. Just Do It!
April 14, 2013
But then along come digital technologies and we have a new way to collect and literally share/transmit our stories and images. Wow.
A few weeks ago the editors of DYKE, Penny House and Liza Cowan, went to the wonderful conference at Bryn Mawr College in Pennsylvania, USA, Women's History In The Digital World. The conference was produced by Jennifer Redmond and the rest of the amazing crew at The Albert M. Greenfied digital Center for the History of Women's Eductation LINK, a part of the college.
Liza did a powerpoint slide show and talked about our process of archiving, digitizing and presenting the archive online. The other presenters in our node were Margo Hobbs Thompson and Michelle Moravec. We networked through twitter, by the way.
We had a fabulous time, meeting so many amazing women, and sitting in presentations which were fascinating and sometimes way over our heads, tech-wise - which is good, we think. It's always good to know what you don't know, and to connect with resources for learning it. And how wonderful it was to be in rooms full of smart, articulate, kind and generous women, many of whom were presenting materials from various archives, libraries and institutions around the country, as well as sharing so much great information - technical, anectdotal and historical.
Presenter Michell Moravac, was moved to tweet a day or two after the conference, "Was #WHDigWrld the 1st @Birksconference of Digital Women's History?" Michelle's link
The DYKE, A Quarterly power point is HERE. And if you are interested in digitizing YOUR collections...DO IT.