Wednesday, May 29, 2013

FREE webinars - Connectingt o Collections

We're busy next week with three new webinars that we hope you'll join us for. Monday will kick off our two-part series, WebWise Reprise, based on the IMLS WebWise 2013 Conference in Baltimore, Maryland. Both webinars will feature how cultural institutions are using digital images to increase and improve access to their collections. Also next week is the webinar "Exercising Your Disaster Response Plan" with Julie Page. In this 90-minute webinar, we'll discuss techniques for testing your emergency response plan and training your staff. While this is a follow-up to the March course Protecting Your Collections: Writing a Disaster Response Plan, all are welcome to participate. See the full schedule and descriptions below.

For all three webinars, advanced registration is not required nor is membership to the Online Community. Simply click on the green Access Meeting Room button on the right-hand side of the home page. Once there, enter your name and location and click enter. If you’re having difficulty, please take a look at our tech check page

Monday, June 3, 2013, 2:00-3:30 p.m. (EDT)
WebWise Reprise: Using Collections Images in Online Exhibits
Speaker: Shalimar White,  Manager of the Image Collections and Fieldwork Archives, Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection, Washington, DC
Ms. White will discuss making digital images of Dumbarton Oaks’ Nicholas V. Artamonoff Collection available through an online exhibit using Omeka. She will talk about the process, experience, and lessons learned from this project. She will also discuss how the project involved undergraduate and graduate interns.

Tuesday, June 4, 2013, 2:00-3:30 p.m. (EDT)
Exercising Your Disaster Response Plan
Speaker: Julie Page, co-coordinator of both the California Preservation Program and the Western States and Territories Preservation Assistance Service (WESTPAS)

Conducting drills and exercises of your institution’s response plan is critical for testing procedures, identifying problems, and discussing solutions. Ms. Page will discuss techniques for testing your plan and training your staff.
Wednesday, June 5, 2013, 2:00-3:30 p.m. EDT
WebWise Reprise: Using Collections Images in Educational Materials
Speaker: Suzi Hunn Gran, Curriculum Specialist, Minnesota Historical Society, St. Paul, MN and Shana Crosson, Web Content Manager, Minnesota Historical Society, St. Paul, MN

Ms. Gran and Ms. Crosson will discuss how the Northern Lights Minnesota Social Studies Curriculum textbook and iPad App features the Minnesota Historical Society collections and how others can use digital images creatively and interactively in educational programming. She will review how the historical society selected content to meet state social studies standards and share insights on how K-12 education is using technology in the classroom.