The Digital Public Library of America, Me, and You

Twenty years ago Roy Rosenzweig imagined a compelling mission for a new institution: "To use digital media and computer technology to democratize history—to incorporate multiple voices, reach diverse audiences, and encourage popular participation in presenting and preserving the past." I've been incredibly lucky to be a part of that mission for over twelve years, at … Continue reading The Digital Public Library of America, Me, and You

Smithsonian 2.0

For the next two days (Friday-Saturday, 23-24 January 2009) I'll be at the Smithsonian 2.0 meeting in Washington, D.C. From the description: Smithsonian 2.0 is a two-day interactive gathering exploring how the Smithsonian can better and more effectively reach the younger generation (teenage through college students) with its collections, materials, and expertise through the web … Continue reading Smithsonian 2.0