ERIC Number: ED472888
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Heritage through Oral History and Archival Images.
This paper reports on a cooperative effort to create a series of web-based multimedia exhibits uniting oral history with historical images to portray the complex history of the Colorado Plateau region. Lead by a university library, regional libraries and museums worked in collaboration to integrate historical and cultural materials from each of the partnering institutions to tell the engaging story of this unique part of America. Voices of the Colorado Plateau features online multimedia exhibits where real people tell real stories. The menus are simple and users can experience the museum with a minimum of searching and clicking. The site takes advantage of both World Wide Web multimedia and streaming technologies offering online patrons compelling and educational presentations. If more information is desired, there are simple routes to gain access to full interviews, complete photo collections or access to the host museum/library web site. This is one of a new generation of online cultural heritage sites endeavoring to make library and museum artifacts more accessible, more compelling and more human. (Contains eight references.) (Author/AEF)
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Archives, Cooperative Programs, Exhibits, Multimedia Materials, Museums, Online Systems, Oral History, Pictorial Stimuli, Regional Libraries, United States History
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Identifiers - Location: Colorado