Research from Libraries, Archives & Museums on Historypin

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Medical records staff, 1933, shared by State Library of New South Wales

We’re fortunate to work with many cultural heritage partners who are putting a lot of thought and research into the ways they can share their collections with the world, from physical exhibitions to digital engagement strategies, and everything in between. Many have documented and published their experience of working with Historypin, which not only helps colleagues understand what goes into creating a Channel on Historypin or an embed, but also the logistical considerations of issues such as policy decisions, allocating staff time, and engaging with the public on metadata refinement.

I’d like to highlight just a few articles and posts that might be helpful for you if you are considering getting started on Historypin at your institution. I’m sure I’ve missed some–please feel free to add others in the comments.

For Libraries:
State Library of New South Wales blog post: The social life of photographs: where, when and what happened? by Mylee Josephs. Accessed December 6, 2012.

Journal article in Partnership: the Canadian Journal of Library and Information Practice and Research, Vol 7, No 2 (2012). Historypin for Library Image Collections: New Modes of Access for Unique Materials at the University of Saskatchewan Library. By Craig Harkema and Catherin Nygren, University of Saskatchewan. Accessed December 6, 2012.

For Archives:
Journal article in Archival Outlook, published by the Society of American Archivists. Using Historypin to Illustrate the Past and Engage the Public. Pp 4-5, 26. By Shannon Lausch and Chad Garrett, UALR Center for Arkansas History and Culture. (Caution: the link takes you to the full issue pdf, which can take some time). July/August, 2012. Accessed December 6, 2012.

For Museums:
Smithsonian.com: Q and A with Nick Stanhope, Creator of Historypin. By Megan Gambino. Published August 31, 2011. Accessed December 6, 2012.

Blog post on Collections Link, published by Collections Trust: The Participatory Museum. By Nick Poole and Nick Stanhope. Posted July 20, 2012. Accessed December 6, 2012.

Phillips Museum of Art blog post: Fostering 21st Century Skills at The Phillips Museum. Posted November 28, 2012. Accessed December 6, 2012.  And here is their Curating the City Channel showcasing a number of tours and collections using very different approaches to curation on Historypin.