Session Proposal: Show-and-Tell: Lessons learned from the first 1 million Holocaust documents put online.
Tuesday, December 1st, 2009 | chriswillis
With the help of The National Archives and the US Holocaust Museum, Footnote.com digitized and published nearly 1 million Holocaust documents and photos in October (http://go.footnote.com/holocaust_records/).
In 15 minutes I’ll share a brief overview of how the project was done, issues encountered and show samples of content and contributions.
Some questions that will be addressed:
- Who is looking at Holocaust records what are they doing with them?
- With open and free access to these documents, has there been and abuse from contributors? How is abuse handled?
- How are new relationships between content partners (institutions) and platform providers like Footnote, Flickr and Google, etc working? Are these new partnerships resulting in a privatization of history?
- How are new interfaces to digitized content changing the traditional ideas of historical content and the role of institutions or researchers?
By drawing on recent experiences and research we will attempt to identify some near-term opportunities for private and public institutions in this dynamic and networked media environment.