• Digital Scholarship,  How-To,  Tools

    How to Make a Story Map

    Story Map JS is a free tool to help you tell stories on the web that highlight the locations of a series of events. It allows users to incorporate images, sound, video, and text with geographically based storytelling.   You can see Story Map JS at work in these samples:   Southern Literary Trail (Georgia Humanities)   Hockey, Hip Hop, and other Green Line Highlights (Minnesota Post)   Story Map in the Classroom:  Why you might use Story Map to Teach:  Story Map can communicate location-based concepts or narratives integrating text, images, video, and sound sources.   Why Students Might Benefit from Making a Story Map in class/as an assignment:  Students can practice constructing coherent narratives with diverse source bases.  Story…

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    How to make a Timeline with Timeline JS

    Timeline JS is an open-source tool that enables anyone to build visually rich, interactive timelines. Beginners can create a timeline using nothing more than a Google spreadsheet. More experienced makers can use json to customize timelines while keeping its core functionality.   Timelines can integrate text with images, maps, videos, websites, etc.   You can see Timeline JS at work in these sample Timelines:   Bulger on Trial (WBUR)   Revolutionary User Interfaces (Knight Lab)   Timeline JS in the Classroom:  Why you might use Timeline JS to Teach:  Timeline can integrate images, text, websites, and more to clearly communicate concepts and stories.   Timeline JS can present information chronologically or can be used to create non-chronological narratives in the form of storybooks or virtual museums.   Why Students Might Benefit from Making a Timeline…

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    Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon Resources

    Here are some tips and resources that will help you take part in our Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon: Why This Matters: According to Art+Feminism: “Less than 10% of Wikipedia’s editors identify as cis or trans women. And the editors that do identify as women are more likely than men to have their edits reverted.” (read more on this here) This severely affects the kinds of representations Wikipedia creates, and the knowledge it produces. Art+Feminism is part of a larger effort to create greater awareness around issues of diversity and inclusion in open access knowledge sources like Wikipedia. Please be aware that including greater representations of women-identifying artists and feminist organizations on…

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    Black History Month Crowdsourcing Event – Edit Wikipedia

    Women in Red (WiR) is dedicated to addressing the gender gap in wikipedia entries, turning red links to blue. (Only 17.78% of the English Wikipedia’s biographies are about women). In February 2019, Women in Red is focusing on black women in conjunction with Black History Month. We hope both inexperienced and seasoned editors will join us in creating biographies and other articles about black women, as well as their achievements, writings, organizations, and awards. This virtual editathon allows enthusiasts from around the globe to participate in our initiative. Register Before you start editing, make sure you sign up for a Wikipedia account. (From Wikipedia homepage, click “Create account” in upper…

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    Black History Month Crowdsourcing Event – Transcription Projects

    Sample Projects Projects from the Library of Congress: Mary Church Terrell: Advocate for African Americans and Women Link: https://crowd.loc.gov/campaigns/mary-church-terrell-advocate-for-african-americans-and-women/ Project Description from the Library of Congress: Mary Church Terrell (1863-1954), educator, women’s rights advocate, and civil rights activist, was born into a prosperous Memphis family. A graduate of Oberlin College, in 1895 she became the first black woman appointed to the District of Columbia Board of Education. The following year, she became the founding president of the National Association of Colored Women and, in 1909, a founder of the NAACP. Terrell’s papers document all phases of her public life, as well as her personal affairs. Help us transcribe her diaries…