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PJ-50036-08
Arizona Digital Newspaper Project, Phase One
Melanie Sturgeon, Arizona Department of Libraries, Archives and Public Records

Grant details: https://securegrants.neh.gov/publicquery/main.aspx?f=1&gn=PJ-50036-08

"History at Your Fingertips": An ADNP Interactive Display (Exhibition)
Title: "History at Your Fingertips": An ADNP Interactive Display
Curator: Arizona Capitol Museum
Abstract: The exhibit will consist of a stand-alone kiosk with a touch-screen monitor that will allow viewers to interact with the ADNP website, a tutorial that guides the user through using the ADNP website effectively, and a trivia game that connects the Territorial Governors with the newspapers in the ADNP collections. We believe that, on top of outreach at events, by giving the broadest sectors of the public access to and information on our digital newspaper resources we can make visible a previously hidden or obscured set of primary sources once available only by physically accessing an institution. Today, digital newspaper collections endeavor to bring historical documents to the public’s fingertips and we believe the ADNP interactive exhibit will help even more people become aware of and learn how to access this particular pulse on history.
Year: 2014

Bringing Digital Papers into the Traditional Museum: Examining the Territorial Governors through the Arizona Digital Newspaper Program (Conference Paper/Presentation)
Title: Bringing Digital Papers into the Traditional Museum: Examining the Territorial Governors through the Arizona Digital Newspaper Program
Author: Eden Robins
Author: Christopher Sloan
Abstract: This paper examines the process of creating a permanent physical exhibit showcasing the work of the Arizona Digital Newspaper Program (ADNP) in the context of the Territorial Governor’s room at the Arizona Capitol Museum. The exhibit will consist of a stand-alone kiosk with a touch-screen monitor that will allow viewers to interact with the ADNP website, a tutorial that guides the user through using the ADNP website effectively, and a trivia game that connects the Territorial Governors with the newspapers in the ADNP collections. The paper will include the reasons why we chose to focus on the governors we did, why the exhibit is the best format to reach the public in an informative and engaging way, the collaboration between departments, the participation of volunteers in the project, and the challenge and potential for incorporating digital newspapers into a larger museum setting. We believe that this type of outreach and collaboration is invaluable to digital newspaper programs. Often these programs focus primarily (and more or less, naturally) on their web presence. We believe that, on top of outreach at events, by giving the broadest sectors of the public access to and information on our digital newspaper resources we can make visible a previously hidden or obscured set of primary sources once available only by physically accessing an institution. Today, digital newspaper collections endeavor to bring historical documents to the public’s fingertips and we believe the ADNP interactive exhibit will help even more people become aware of and learn how to access this particular pulse on history.
Date: 02/04/14
Primary URL: http://www.ifla.org/node/8006
Primary URL Description: IFLA International Newspaper Conference 2014


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