Behind the Scenes: The Brooklyn Visual Heritage Project

Join us for an inside look at the recently launched Brooklyn Visual Heritage project and the multi-institutional effort behind the project. 

Brooklyn Visual Heritage provides access to a newly-digitized corpus of 19th and 20th century photographs and other visual materials drawn from the rich collections of the Brooklyn Historical Society, Brooklyn Museum, and the Brooklyn Public Library. The digitization and the design of the website were accomplished through Project CHART, a collaborative partnership with Pratt School of Information and Library Science. The three-year project was funded by the IMLS and the Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program. 

We'll hear first-hand from members of the Technical Committee and participating Pratt SILS students about various aspects of the project:

  • Introduction and Project Mission - Melissa Brown, Project CHART Intern Coordinator, Brooklyn Museum
  • Technical Overview (drupal, metadata crosswalks, etc.) - Amanda Cowell, Project CHART Coordinator, Brooklyn Public Library
  • Usability Study - Anna Rybakov and Elizabeth Leeber, Pratt SILS Students
  • Social Media - Nicole Santigo and Caroline LeFevre, Pratt SILS Students
  • Site Walkthrough/Collection Spotlight - Caridad Bojorquez, Pratt SILS Student

A reception will follow the presentation.

Questions about registration or cancellation?  Visit METRO’s Registration Info page for policies and procedures.


Wed, May. 8, 2013
4 p.m. - 6 p.m. US/Eastern

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