Creating an Archival Online Film Exhibit with Omeka: “WWII Propaganda Films and IU”

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Abstract: This brown bag session will present the Libraries’ most recent online Omeka exhibition of World War II propaganda films which went live on June 6th, the 70th anniversary of D-Day. The IULMIA (Indiana University Libraries Moving Image Archive) staff will present the conceptual idea behind the exhibit, the steps taken to select and digitize the content, working with the Library Technology staff and the process of building the online exhibit. Presenters: Rachael Stoeltje, Director, IU Libraries Moving Image Archive; … Read More

That Moment Right Before You Drop

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Things have been slowly revving up here; this week is fall break, but I have one big assignment to prepare and a few more that are slowly turning over in my head. I’m also working with some of my cohort to prepare a paper for a conference in the spring, and doing some reading about the MarineLives, which I’ll be doing some volunteer transcription for this fall. And did I mention that I’m still updating my portfolio and tweaking my … Read More

Internship Journal #11

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August 15, 2014 Only one week left! It feels like there is so much to do, and not enough time. Then again, that’s how most giant projects feel at the end, I imagine. New things that need to be dealt with keep cropping up at the last minute, and I’m making a note of them and resolving them as I am able. Some things though, will have to be finished after I leave, which is a little disappointing because I … Read More

Internship Journal #8

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July 23, 2014 “It never rains but it pours,” is an apt way of describing this week. There’s been so much going on – officially, it’s the midpoint of my internship, but it certainly feels like we’re just getting up to speed, in some ways. On Friday, Jason and I finally sat down to ingest the spreadsheet into Omeka (I don’t have admin powers, so I’m unable to do it on my own). The spreadsheet isn’t entirely done yet; there … Read More

Internship Journal #7

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July 16, 2014 It’s been a bits and pieces week. There’s a lot going on, but it’s been mostly tweaking of little things and discussions of how to make particular pieces work; projects like this take so much decision making – and because we’re trying to construct not only a particular exhibit, but also a process for creating future exhibits, things need to be thought through much more carefully. I really like that sort of detail-oriented, consider-all-future-possibilities thought process, but … Read More

Internship Journal #3

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June 17, 2014 It feels like such a long time since I have worked on this project. I learned a lot at DHSI (including some ideas I can connect to this project) but I’m also really glad to be back to my normal schedule. This week consisted mostly of more planning and preparation for building the Omeka site. I’m trying to learn as much as I can about the platform, and that includes of a lot of research that is … Read More

Internship Journal #1

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May 27, 2014 While my main project during the course of my internship at the Mathers Museum will be to create a digital version of the 50th anniversary “Treasures of the Mathers Museum” exhibit using the Omeka platform, my first couple weeks will consist of reviewing another exhibit to prepare it for going live in June. This exhibit, called Ojibwe Public Art, Ostrom Private Lives focuses on a collection of objects collected by Elinor and Vincent Ostrom. The Ostroms were … Read More