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Thursday, March 19 • 2:15pm - 3:45pm
Learn to Use Timelines to Engage Community and Exhibit Digital Collections

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PLEASE NOTE:  This is a hands-on session.  Space may be quite limited--you may be asked to double-up at workstations.  Seating is first-come, first-served.

In this workshop, you'll learn how to work with two open source timeline resources, the SIMILE project and Timeline JS. In a computer lab environment, you will  create your own timeline, and you will gain knowledge that you can take back to your work and put to use instantly.

With these easy-to-use freely available timeline tools, it is possible to create small-scale digital humanities projects and exhibits and present them on a website or a blog. Both tools can be used to engage the community with your collections or other online collections. A minimum of technical expertise is needed and these two tools are great for collaborating with colleagues, students, faculty, or others. 

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Kent Gerber

Digital Library Manager, Bethel University
My work in the Bethel University Digital Library involves collecting and curating Bethel's history, culture, and scholarship. I enjoy working in a variety of settings including archives & special collections, institutional repositories, digital libraries, web development, digital humanities, and reference. Timeline tools like SIMILE Widgets and TimelineJS are in the nexus of all these different domains and I looking forward to sharing how... Read More →
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Johan Oberg

Digital Scholarship and Services Librarian, Macalester College
I am the Digital Scholarship and Services Librarian at Macalester College, Saint Paul, MN. I support digital publishing, digital humanities and digital scholarship projects at Macalester. 

Thursday March 19, 2015 2:15pm - 3:45pm
Olin-Rice 258

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