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Experience: that most brutal of teachers. But you learn, my God do you learn. -C. S. Lewis Wisconsin Historical Society Map Digitization Project Laura.

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1 Experience: that most brutal of teachers. But you learn, my God do you learn. -C. S. Lewis Wisconsin Historical Society Map Digitization Project Laura Farley and Shannon Wilsey

2 Background on the Map Collection 25,000 maps most pre-1900 Grant funding from Milwaukee based Caxambas Foundation Wisconsin Historical Society, Image ID: 84124

3 Background on the Map Collection Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps. Image ID: Maps of communities. Image ID Maps of Wisconsin. Image ID: 90096

4 Background on CONTENTdm 2002: Move away from custom builds CONTENTdm best candidate Memorial Library under construction, Image ID: 57843

5 Background on CONTENTdm : All talk, no action Poor user experience No zooming capability Small images High school debate team, Image ID: 38484

6 Background on CONTENTdm Ongoing research: Sites that got user experience right Metadata best practices CONTENTdm Update: JPEG2000 Zoom Researching carpet samples, Image ID: 99089

7 Planning: 2011 Team Members Deputy Director Metadata Librarian Limited Term Employee Graduate Students Map Cataloger

8 Planning: Team Members Deputy Director Project Manager Map Cataloger Graduate Students Metadata Librarian

9 Workflow: All Hands On Deck Metadata Librarian and Map Cataloger are mostly peripheral 2-5 students working hours each 2-3 workspaces Communication is key S.S. Leviathan, Image ID: 68037

10 Workflow Catalog ScanEditWHISave CONTENTdm

11 Workflow: Master Spreadsheet Color Coding: White: cataloged Yellow: scanned Orange: WHI record created Green: uploaded to CONTENTdm Red: problem Shells with color wheel, Image ID: 99701

12 Workflow: Google Docs Online Google application Upload, share, and edit easily with multiple workers Only the creator must have a Google account Does not require access to network drive Easy to backup Extra office assistants for birth certificate rush, Image ID: 13864

13 Map Collection Outreach: Facebook 2 goals: 1. Increase visibility of the map collection among map enthusiasts 2. Direct traffic to the rebooted map webpage Wisconsin ethnic map, Image ID: 62099

14 Facebook Organization Content creators: Laura, project manager Susan, map cataloger Post Tuesday & Thursday Organization: Google Doc to track posts Helpful Resource: The Librarian’s Nitty-Gritty Social Media Guide, Laura Solomon League of Women Voters, Image ID: 64217

15 Growth of Facebook Page Launched November 25, 2013 to staff and friends Facebook Insights after 50 followers

16 Wording Short and to the point !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You’re not a robot Unified voice Tracto the Talking Robot, Image ID: 45756

17 Posts Per Week Staff resources Material resources When possible post an image or video Consistency Counting down to wedding day, Image ID: 58419

18 Interacting With Others Be an active follower Practice good social media etiquette Be vigilant of activity on your page A white glove event, Image ID: 11631

19 Balancing Act: Give the People What They Want Mass appeal Quirky Represent the collection Image ID: Image ID: 99595

20 Is It Worth It? It depends Original goal: increase visibility of the map collection and direct traffic to the map webpage Daydreaming, Image ID: 8576

21 Goal 1: Increase Visibility Success 247 followers 27 Wisconsin communities 13 states 6 countries Image ID: 74850

22 Goal 2: Increase Webpage Traffic 3% of webpage traffic from Facebook Increased reference requests surrounding maps Image ID: 55433

23 Unexpected Outcome: Staff Enjoyment Staff celebrating WHS’s 100 th Anniversary, Image ID: 66591

24 What’s Next: Change in Facebook reach Tumblr advantages: Reblogging Tagging New computer, Image ID: 12067

25 Thank you. Questions? Contact us, we’d love to hear from you. Laura Farley Shannon Wilsey


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