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    Megan McCullen

    Ethnohistorian interested in public outreach and heritage management, particularly in the Great Lakes region.

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    New Session: Oral Histories

    Saturday, April 30th, 2011 | archmeg

    There are 2 or 3 of us interested in Oral History, so we’re going to meet in the Lookout! Gallery (where the coffee is) at 3pm. We’ll move if more of you join us.  I’m interested in the technical side of recording and storing oral histories digitally and we may also talk about them more generally – what is their value in the humanities? etc…

    New Session: Luddite Support Group

    Saturday, April 30th, 2011 | archmeg

    Sean Dunham is organizing a session right after gradhacker for folks who are interested in digital humanities but feel a bit overwhelmed by all of the projects and technology being discussed today.  It’s been added to the schedule.

    3pm, room c202.

    Digital Databases, Oral History and K-12 Education

    Thursday, April 28th, 2011 | archmeg

    My interests are twofold.  First, I am interested in knowing how individuals have made oral histories available in a digital format.  What programs have you used and found successful or problematic for audio files? What meta-data do you include with your recordings? How do you tag your materials to make the database useful to users?  Have you had to make decisions to exclude certain materials from access to the general public?

    My second interest is in discussing how we make digital databases accessible AND useful to K-12 instructors.  In particular, I am interested in linking databased objects to State Educational Standards, so that teachers can quickly and easily find materials to supplement their curriculum.  Are there other ways to make digital databases useful for K-12 classrooms?  Should a certain level of contextual information be included with each object?  I’d like to discuss successes and failures that others have had interacting with K-12 instructors while trying to make their digital databases useful to a varied public.