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Research in the Era of COVID-19: Archives, Libraries, and the Study of the West - Shared screen with speaker view
Wendel Cox
30:26
Our Research Guide: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1o8C2z1zQLiOXu80QB5gMBBGkkqas72OV/view?usp=sharing
Wendel Cox
31:19
Our research guide: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1o8C2z1zQLiOXu80QB5gMBBGkkqas72OV/view?usp=sharing
Wendel Cox
34:42
Please, share the guide and the URL. It is open and stable.
Wendel Cox
35:56
We anticipate changes to the guide in both form and content over time.
Wendel Cox
36:46
Yes, Laura, she’s sharing her screen and slides. Do you need to adjust your view in Zoom?
Wendel Cox
37:23
We will also have a recording — URL to follow — as well as slides of presentations in the next day or so.
Wendel Cox
42:25
Seth, I’ll ask Theresa in a moment. I would caution you, because the dates for a collection can sometimes be rather different than the era one might search for.
Tamsen Leigh Hert
44:37
In several resources there are instructions provided on the home page explaining the best ways to search the resource.
Wendel Cox
44:42
If I remember correctly, Michele, it’s likely to be additional information about the archive holding a collection.
Wendel Cox
51:35
My audio is good.
Maria G. Vallejo
51:42
My audio as well is good.
Suzanne Noruschat
51:48
My audio is fine too.
Tamsen Leigh Hert
52:38
My audio is fine as well.
Wendel Cox
54:01
Michael, we’ll have a recording available after today’s presentation. URL likely to be presented in our follow-up e-mails.
Jeffrey P. Shepherd
57:23
This is REALLY great! Very useful.
George Miles
01:02:44
NARA's catalog encompasses documents held in any of its repositories. It is possible to limit your search to one or more regional or Presidential libraries.
Maria G. Vallejo
01:02:52
Thank you for participating Cynthia!
Wendel Cox
01:03:37
Cynthia, we love the chance to make design serve everyone. Universal design principals are really taking hold in libraries and archives, and it has so many wonderful unanticipated benefits.
Wendel Cox
01:04:31
George, thank you for that answer!
Mary Ann Irwin
01:09:14
I AM GETTTING BLack screen
Wendel Cox
01:09:15
Dee, I can’t speak highly enough of one resource. Let me get the URL ….
Wendel Cox
01:09:32
https://www.influenzaarchive.org/
Peter Blodgett
01:10:39
Dee, I'd recommend starting with the Montana Historical Society and also the back issues of their journal, MONTANA THE MAGAZINE OF WESTERN HISTORY.
Wendel Cox
01:10:49
Thanks, Katherine! For Dee Garceau: https://www.influenzaarchive.org/
Mary Ann Irwin
01:11:14
yes
Wendel Cox
01:12:41
Dee had asked about influenza resources for Montana. I provided the remarkable Influenza Archive.
Wendel Cox
01:15:31
Hi Kyle! You be first in our open mic, unless you’d like me to intervene with a question beforehand?
Wendel Cox
01:16:45
Fantastic!
Wendel Cox
01:17:01
Fantastic!
Jeffrey P. Shepherd
01:19:22
Most of these databases, search engines, and collections will be useful for many levels of history teaching, from U.S. History surveys, to upper division classes, research seminars, and grad classes. We wanted this webinar to help historians as researchers and as teachers.
Peter Blodgett
01:19:43
Great collaboration, George and Suzi!
Wendel Cox
01:21:36
I am reminded, fondly, of serving for Dr. Laurie Arnold in the same capacity. I am ever after “Slide Monkey” for Laurie!
Tim Paulson
01:23:46
Hathitrust is great for US forest service and Dept. of Agriculture grey literature (reports etc.)
Tamsen Leigh Hert
01:24:43
Thanks for joining us Sandra!
Jeffrey P. Shepherd
01:25:04
If we do not have too many questions, could we cover multi-state and multi-institution resources such as RMOA and TARO? And maybe remind everyone about ProQuest and Lexis Uni resources? The Congressional Record, etc?
Susan Goldstein
01:25:16
Is the slide show working?
Jeffrey P. Shepherd
01:25:20
yes
Jeffrey P. Shepherd
01:26:35
actually, I don't know. I asked Wendel
Maria G. Vallejo
01:27:44
Yes, the first page is only showing.
Wendel Cox
01:28:14
We’ll have slides available for everyone in the coming days.
AC Sockwell
01:28:18
could we see that link?
AC Sockwell
01:28:25
ok sorry
Wendel Cox
01:29:15
I think we’re close to this, the last presentation, before open mic, so let me suggest consulting the slides we’ll make available in coming days.
Wendel Cox
01:29:48
Absolutely!
Wendel Cox
01:30:06
Absolutely!
Maria G. Vallejo
01:35:20
Flannery, thank you for your participations.
Wendel Cox
01:36:47
https://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/
Naomi Sussman
01:38:27
California Digital Newspaper Collection is useful as well, although it has its limitations
Wendel Cox
01:39:23
http://icon.crl.edu/digitization.php
Tamsen Leigh Hert
01:39:58
We have discussed hosting another webinar related to the vast newspaper resources.
Tamsen Leigh Hert
01:40:36
Chronicling America is also very limited at this time. Many papers are not available, yet. Wyoming is just beginning to add content there.
Paul Flesher
01:41:27
Misty, Here at the AHC we are working with our patrons to find out what materials they need for their work, and then we digitize what we can (within reason). I would encourage you to ask for materials to be digitized.
Tamsen Leigh Hert
01:42:40
Thank you Paul! And let me add that in some institutions we will do limited scans of published materials as well, where appropriate.
Paul Flesher
01:42:57
The real question is not what is (or is not) digitized for access, but can you discover where, and even whether, the materials for your dissertation exist?
Letha Johnson
01:43:04
In DPLA you can share the primary source sets via Google Classroom. You can also save things to a list that you can then download and share with your classes.
Jackie Reese
01:44:52
Misty, I'll shoot you an email with what it will look like for us this year.
CRISTINA URIAS-ESPINOZA
01:44:52
Thank you all presenters for such a great advice.
Tamsen Leigh Hert
01:49:13
Unique content is something that many institutions focus on for digitization.
George Miles
01:49:49
In response to Paul Flesher's question about discovering whether materials EXIST for your dissertation, tools such as Archive Grid and NARA's catalog are especially valuable. There are interesting and important topics for which sources are virtually non-existent. I've often suggested to graduate students to find a topic in a collection rather than find a collection to meet your topic.
Jeffrey P. Shepherd
01:50:37
grad students and faculty in History programs need t reach out to their libraries and archives, to have serious meetings about the upcoming budgetary crisis that state universities will face. Historians need to collaborate with their libraries to protect digital access, subscriptions, etc.
Jeffrey P. Shepherd
01:52:12
Grad programs could also consider internships and partnerships with their special collections departments to digitize collections that help your specific research project, and the needs of grad programs. This helps the archives AND allows grad students to build more skills sets, develop career diversity, etc.
Paul Flesher
01:54:03
In response to George's comment is the issue of reading the material the catalogue points to. Just because the catalogue says material is relevant, does not mean it is, and vice versa. There is no substitute for asking an archivist for advice, and then reading what they suggest. And therein lies the problem of (not enough) digitization.
Maria G. Vallejo
01:54:12
Yvette, thank you for your participation.
Mary Ann Irwin
01:55:12
Thank you everyone!
Gwendolyn Lockman
01:55:25
Thank you! Would love for this to be a series!
Curt Lund
01:55:27
Thank you panelists!
Paul Flesher
01:55:32
Thanks for all the panelists' comments!
Andrew Needham
01:55:32
Thank you all!
Sean Fraga
01:55:40
Thank you, everyone!
Allyson Brantley
01:55:53
Thank you all! This was incredibly helpful!
Brian Wilson
01:55:58
Thank you, panelists!
Jessica Bergen
01:56:02
Thank you so much.
AC Sockwell
01:56:04
Thank you for your advice.
Katherine Morrissey
01:56:06
My thanks to all
Paul Flesher
01:56:13
Thanks Wendel for your last chuckle!
Kerri Clement
01:56:23
Thanks everyone!
Michele Elnicky
01:56:26
Thank you so much
Tamsen Leigh Hert
01:57:03
Yes Gerry Robinson, those are the Ft. Rob buttes!
Sean Harvey
01:57:04
Thanks so much for all the wonderful and useful info and all your hard work putting this together.
CRISTINA URIAS-ESPINOZA
01:57:14
Thanks All!