Community Building Around Digital Collections: The Panama Canal Museum Collection at the University of Florida

http://ufdc.ufl.edu/IR00003179/00001 ( Mini grant: Panama Canal Museum Collection: Digitization, metadata capture, outreach, and educational tool creation for a set of Panama and Canal-focused stereographs )
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Title:
Community Building Around Digital Collections: The Panama Canal Museum Collection at the University of Florida
Physical Description:
Presentation
Creator:
Fitzsimmons, Rebecca
Copyright Date:
2013

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Abstract:
This PowerPoint presentation was delivered at the the 2013 Art Libraries Society of North America Southeast conference. It focused on using a collection of stereographs from the Panama Canal Museum Collection as a pilot project for outreach and community building.
Acquisition:
Collected for University of Florida's Institutional Repository by the UFIR Self-Submittal tool. Submitted by Rebecca Fitzsimmons.
Publication Status:
Unpublished

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Source Institution:
University of Florida Institutional Repository
Holding Location:
University of Florida
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All rights reserved by the submitter.
System ID:
IR00004855:00001


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The Panama Canal Museum Collection at the University of Florida Community Building around Digital Collections

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History of the Collection Donated by Panama Canal Museum upon closure in 2011 Museum mission was to preserve the history of the Panama Canal Zone during the American Era

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Collection at UF IMLS grant to: Process and rehouse Digitize Create exhibits to celebrate the centennial of the Canal opening Create a lasting partnership between the former Museum and the University

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Identifying an Audience PCM Friends group Faculty/Researchers Students/classes

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Identifying an Audience PCM Friends group Advisory board and members Largely made up of former museum volunteers and supporters Grant mandates cultivating an active partnership They have driven many decisions about digitization

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PCM Friends Desire access to physical objects as well as digital objects View Panama and the Canal digital library as a museum space Want to volunteer with collection Consider themselves content experts Drive many decisions about digitization Want to work with our database, but really desire a digital community

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Panama and the Canal

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PCM Digitization Priorities

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PCM Digitization Priorities

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Blog: Objects of the Day

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PCM Object Inventory Database

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Stereograph Project Grant written to digitize 215 stereographs from PCM Collection Pilot project: In process of training 6 volunteers from PCM membership to update the object records in online database Important materials serve a broader audience, but goal of involving PCM community is still met

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Stereograph Project

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Stereograph Project Animated Gif files will also showcase the 3D effect of stereographic technology

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Enhancing Metadata Panama Silver, Asian Gold: Migration, Money, and the Making of Modern Caribbean Literature Literature and Digital Humanities course with the purpose of creating intellectual projects surrounding digital collections Enhancing metadata to create context for objects, linking them to other significant, related materials and creating new materials that help to illuminate existing materials Essentially, viewing this kind of record update as its own form of scholarship

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Enhancing Metadata Balboa Head Incomplete record Could benefit from additional background and links to related objects

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Panama and the Canal www.ufdc.ufl.edu /PCM Questions? Rebecca Fitzsimmons rfitzsimmons@ufl.edu