We've got a great program for the April 18 #DCHDC!
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How might digital heritage change our institutions and strengthen their work with the public? How could the nuts and bolts solutions of collection digitization change our relationship with audiences half a world away?
We've gathered a small group from across the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum to perform a thought experiment on how Digital Heritage could transform a historical organization into a unified infield team. Starting with a whirlwind tour of our experiences in everything from digital collections to crowdsourcing, citizen history, and social media, the group is excited to engage #DCHDC in a discussion of how the digital turn in culture can reach deep into all aspects of what we do.
Michael Levy serves as Director of the Digital Collections Division in the Office of Collections. The Division oversees management, preservation and access of the Museum's digitized historical assets. He led the development of an integrated cross-catalog collections search interface based on the Blacklight Ruby on Rails project; systems for inventorying digital collections now numbering about 19 million tracked assets; and the development of workflows for processing digitized collections, and is involved in piloting the adoption of EAD for archival finding aids linked to assets in a digital asset management system.
Michael Haley Goldman is Director of the Global Classroom and Evaluation Division of the National Institute for Holocaust Education at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. Under his leadership, the Global Classroom works to develop new learning environments for informal learners and international audiences through the application of digital learning technologies. Mr. Haley Goldman pioneered the Museum’s work with digital archival collections and now continues to develop ways that digital collections can serve educational audiences.
Elissa Frankle is the social media strategist, community manager, and champion of citizen history at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. In five years at USHMM, Ms. Frankle has worked across historical research, education, leadership training, and digital engagement. An educator by training, a Germanist by scholarship, and a marketer by trade, her heart lives somewhere over the third base line at Nationals Park, her mind hangs out with satellites and astronauts in low-earth orbit, and her passion is tweeted @museums365.
Randolph Davis is Chief of the Data Management branch at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum's Survivors and Victims Resource Center. Along with other duties, Randy is the content project manager for the World Memory Project, a private-public partnership between the Museum and Ancestry.com to create the world's largest free online resource about victims of the Holocaust and Nazi persecution.
Digital Cultural Heritage DC meets on the third Thursday of every month. If you're interested in acquiring, preserving, stewarding, providing access to, exhibiting and interpreting digital cultural heritage, join us to meet like minded folks, hear what people are doing in this space, and learn about some awesome projects and technologies in the field. For updates, join our meetup group here.
Please note that Stetson's is a bar, and 21 and over.