Hello, TC Data Viz group,
It was great getting to meet some of you last night! I appreciated the opportunity to introduce myself in front of such a smart and engaged group.
To reiterate my announcement, the Minnesota Historical Society has been awarded a Sparks! Ignition Grant
by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) to fund a project exploring the application of data viz tools to archival collections
. We'll be choosing a handful of historic manuscripts, transcribing them, and building a data set (names, dates, locations, prices, etc.) from the transcriptions. We're looking to hire a data science/web design team who can collaborate with us on this process and produce the visualizations. Our goal is to create visuals that tell the stories of their source material in a dynamic way, and to reach an audience of people who may not have thought they were interested in Minnesota history.
In addition to finding a vendor, we're also interested in putting together an informal focus group of data viz experts who can advise us as the project moves along.
If you're interested in getting involved as a vendor or adviser, let me know and I will put you in touch with Lesley Kadish, the project's director and MHS's curator of GIS and digital maps.
Minnesota Historical Society
345 W. Kellogg Blvd.
St. Paul, MN[masked]