It's that time of year again! This year's workshop will be "Past History, Digital Future: Indiana DPLA Metadata," on Friday, October 28, 2016 from 9am-4:30pm. Please visit the event page for information on the SIA Fall Workshop and apply for the scholarship, which will cover registration costs and $150 for related expenses.
Midwestern History Association
Elgin History Museum Project Named Recipient of the Alice Smith Prize in Public History
--Midwestern History Association Confers Honor on Elgin (IL) History Museum's film/traveling exhibit project, Two Boxcars, Three Blocks, One City: A Story of Elgin's African American Heritage--
What is a Hoosier?: Learn What Digital Historic Newspapers Reveal While Exploring Community History
Saturday, November 12, 2—3:30pm
Indiana State Library, Author’s Room
The Wisconsin Historical Society is pleased to welcome Randi Ramsden as Project Assistant to the National Digital Newspaper Program. Randi recently graduated from Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz, Germany, were she earned an MA in American Studies; her thesis "A real poor folks’ movement”? – A Critical Analysis of the White Community Project in the Freedom Summer (1964) utilized collections at WHS.
The Filson Historical Society
Filson Fellowships & Internships Deadline:
October 15, 2016
The Fall, 2016 issue (Vol. 123, No. 2) of Ohio History, published by the Kent State University Press, is now available:
Table of Contents:
"The State of Ohio History: A Roundtable Discussion" by L. Diane Barnes, Donna M. DeBlasio, Kevin F. Kern, David J. Merkowitz & Gregory S. Wilson
"Civil War Courtship Letters and the 'Home Front Imaginary'" by Carol Lasser
"The Families Behind Southwest Ohio's National Park Service Site" by Edward J. Roach
Exhibit Review: 1950s: Building the American Dream, the Ohio History Connection by Stephen H. Paschen
BOOK PRIZE SHORTLIST RELEASED: The shortlist of finalists for the Midwestern History Association's annual Jon Gjerde Prize for Best Book on Midwestern History published in 2015 has been released by the prize committee (see below). The prize will be awarded this fall at the annual meeting of the MHA, which will be held at the Western History Association conference in St. Paul in October.
The Summer 2016 issue of the Annals of Iowa is now available.
NDNP is moving forward! We’ve finalized a contract with Digital Divide Data (DDD) to complete the digitization and metadata work for our titles this grant cycle. DDD practices a model they’ve coined “Impact Sourcing”. What this means is DDD partners with Creekside Digital in Glen Arm, Maryland to complete scanning and OCR of the microfilm, but metadata work is completed in DDD facilities in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Our microfilm will never leave the US. Here’s a bit about DDD’s Impact Sourcing from their bid: