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  • This leaflet by Marieke Van Damme and Dan Yaeger discusses how you can develop and produce a podcast for your site with a few tools and no tech training. The authors cover equipment, formatting, editing/publishing, marketing, and evaluation in this beginner’s how-to guide. Autumn 2016

  • Museum and Historic Site Management: A Case Study Approach utilizes the classic business case study approach to help museum and public history professionals think through different scenarios and understand/anticipate different points of view in resolving issues. The case studies are fictionalized representations of real life situations that have occurred at museums, historic sites, and non-profit […]

  • Museums and historic sites faced with small budgets and staff can find it intimidating to redesign or create a website from scratch. Concerns over resources make coding and designing (or hiring someone to do so) daunting and expensive. It does not have to be so. Content creation is inescapable when making a website, but designing […]

  • 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 […]

  • “Microfilm has become an important medium for preserving and disseminating the historical information in manuscripts, newspapers, and other source materials. This leaflet introduces some basic concepts of historical microfilming. Historical agency personnel should visit an ongoing microfilm operation or consult the readings in the last section of this leaflet for a thorough understanding of this […]

  • 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 […]

  • We all realize how much technology impacts our daily lives, but what about our historical organizations? And how will it continue to effect the history field in the future? Tim Grove’s latest History Bytes column discusses two recent reports that tackle the topic of technology in the future: the New Media Consortium’s Horizon Report, Museum […]

  • America’s 90 million millenials are an active and revolutionary bunch, so what do you need to know about them to draw them to your institution? Colleen Dilenschneider tackles the topic of engaging Generation Y in her latest column. These “digital natives” are poised to become incredibly influential in the next forty years, and history organizations […]

  • How are websites changing in the future? What should historic organizations be doing to ensure the broadest access and maximum engagement? From the rise of user-generated content to the explosion of mobile technology, we will ponder the changing landscape of the Internet. Presenters: Tim Grove, Chief of Education, Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum Bill […]

  • VolunteerHub has some great insights for engaging and interacting with volunteers through technology. Do you communicate with volunteers via text? What about with social media like Facebook posts? Check out these articles for tips on effective technology strategies! How Your Nonprofit Can Benefit from Texting Constituent Engagement: 3 Tips for Bonding with Volunteers Through Tech […]