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  • This webinar is designed to introduce digital technologies, approaches, and platforms to those interested in developing digital state and local history in low and no-cost environments. We will define the field, explore a subset of projects that can serve as a model for one’s own, and discuss common issues beginners face in becoming fluent in […]

  • Audio Visual Conservation at the Nashville Public Library was founded in 2015 to conserve, preserve, and make accessible the moving image and sound collections under the care of the Nashville Public Library and to collect and care for audiovisual records vital to the history and culture of Davidson County and Middle Tennessee. The Metro Archives […]

  • Because of limited (or no) staff, membership management in libraries and museums is often undertaken by staff and volunteers with no experience in membership. This can mean that museum membership levels are stagnant or dropping or Friends of the Library groups have few members. In either case, the organization suffers because of less-than-optimal revenues. Membership […]

  • StEPs labs are 75- or 90-minute webinars that provide you with valuable information and training from the comfort of your office or home. With no travel expenses or extended time away, StEPs labs are a quick and convenient way to learn new skills. The webinars are offered in conjunction with AASLH’s Standards and Excellence Program […]

  • Building Histories of the National Mall: A Guide to Creating a Digital Public History Project is a free comprehensive digital guide that details each phase of creating the award-winning website, Histories of the National Mall.  Building Histories belongs to the long tradition of knowledge sharing at the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media that […]

  • Computerizing your collections records is something every museum, library, historical society, archives, or manuscript repository should do in the 21st century, but not on a whim. Automation requires a lot of homework and a lot of thought from beginning to end. This technical leaflet is meant to lead you the decision-making steps that will eventually give […]

  •   The Indianapolis Museum of Art (IMA) and American Alliance of Museums (AAM) have announced the release of the much-anticipated publication Rights & Reproductions: The Handbook for Cultural Institutions. The release marks the culmination of the two-year National Leadership Grant awarded to the IMA by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) in Sept. 2013. Co-published […]

  • Just in time for Preservation Week 2015, the Northeast Document Conservation Center (NEDCC) is pleased to announce the newly revised and expanded version of Preservation 101: Preservation Basics for Paper and Media Collections. This free resource provides a basic introduction to the concepts and standards used to build an effective preservation program. The new edition […]

  • Leading the Historical Enterprise: Strategic Creativity, Planning, and Advocacy for the Digital Age presents new ideas and strategies for leading and innovating in museums, historical societies, historic sites, and other state and local history programs. The book blends insights from the best practices of model historical programs and museums with themes from the best recent studies […]

  • In this thought-provoking article, Haltiwanger discusses the merits of using social media to engage audiences with history in memorable and tech-savvy ways. Sites like Facebook and Twitter are omnipresent in today’s world and an essential avenue for reaching younger audiences, so how can history organizations use them effectively? Haltiwanger describes an incredible project that made […]