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  • haylbop11 8:44 pm on 23 Feb 2017 Permalink | Reply  


    This week in Digital History 374 we met with Gene Hyde, Director of Special Collections at UNCA, to discuss the ins and outs of Copyrights. This term basically means the rights granted to the owner/creator to reproduce, publish, perform, or use in anyway an image, audio, literary work, etc. There are many kinds of services that allow you to search for “fair use” materials including flickr, google, and creative commons. It is important to know what the copyright permissions are for any and everything you plan to publish because you can be liable for misuse very easily. Sometimes, special permissions can be granted and sometimes they can not. It is up to the researcher to make sure everything they are using is cited correctly and has received the necessary permissions in advance. I have attached a fair use image from flickr to show that there are a multitude of images and audio available to you if you know where to look. I have already used flickr and google to secure unrestricted images for my blog and plan to continue familiarizing myself with copyright law so as to avoid any negative reactions later.
  • haylbop11 3:46 pm on 16 Feb 2017 Permalink | Reply  

    (Drawn by W. Dennis Campbell with Blue Ridge Land Surveying Co. Inc.)

    My team met with Rev. Mark Ward last week to discuss our plans for the UU website design and creation. We are hoping to meet with him again at the end of February to begin making plans for an audio tour of the church, to later be digitized by the games programming students. I attached a floor plan image of the Sanctuary at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Asheville above that was sent to me by Linda Topp, Director of Administration. The games programming group we are working with has already begun the 3D modeling process of the exterior of the church and hope to begin modeling the interior in the next few weeks. Rev. Mark Ward gave us a tub of additional papers, cassettes, etc to be taken to Special Collections and added to the already existing boxes. Our group met Wednesday to discuss our contract and will be meeting again this Friday at 10am to complete it together. Overall, I feel pretty confident in the information we have obtained thus far and hope to keep up the steady work pace throughout the semester.

  • haylbop11 12:57 am on 13 Feb 2017 Permalink | Reply  

    Timeline JS 

    uu.jpg(picture from Melinda Stuart)

    I made a timeline using Timeline JS about 5 major events that have taken place since 1900. I initially had some trouble figuring the program out but was able to find the step i was missing and get a nice product. Knowing what I know now, I am very likely to use this tool for my digital site. It presents information in a visually appealing and precise way that makes it easier for the reader to understand. The hardest part about using Timeline JS is knowing what each row and cell’s purpose is. Once you know that, it is very easy to figure out.


    I also made used StoryMap JS to make a brief history of the Unitarian Universalist Church with a few slides about it’s location. It is very basic but it gives me a good idea for my future work with the UU. I definitely found this easier to use than Timeline, but both were relatively manageable to figure out.


    • Ellen Holmes Pearson 2:37 am on 13 Feb 2017 Permalink | Reply

      Beautiful photo! Very good post.


    • Ellen Holmes Pearson 2:38 am on 13 Feb 2017 Permalink | Reply

      The link leads to the spreadsheet template. Revisit your timeline and update the link, so that we can all see your timeline.


  • haylbop11 2:00 am on 11 Feb 2017 Permalink | Reply  


    (Picture by Haylee Carringer)

    My Digital History group visited the Unitarian Universalist Church of Asheville today and met with Pastor Mark Ward to talk about our ideas for this project. We were able to obtain all the floor plans and additional records to contribute to the final product. I also took some photos of the interior of the church to give the games programming groups some more visual aids in their 3D modeling plans. We also talked to Mark about the possibility of recording an audio and/or visual for our other games programming group in their plan to bring to life some of the church’s oral histories. Mark also requested that we mention some of the church’s history surrounding their social justice platform and events that have taken place in the community/other buildings that they have helped establish in WNC. I am very excited to work with the UU and my fellow students this semester on bringing to life the mission of the Unitarian Universalist church as well as continue to learn more about archives and digital history!


  • haylbop11 4:37 pm on 9 Feb 2017 Permalink | Reply  


    This week in History 374-Digital History we learned a lot about e-resources that can help facilitate the development of our semester projects. Our class met at the Kimmel Lab of the Ramsey Library where we discussed Timeline JS, Storymap, Juxtapose, and Time Mapper. These are all editable google spreadsheets that you can input data into and get a visual representation. Timeline JS seems like it will be the easiest to use and was pretty straightforward with its application. I can definitely see myself using it to discuss the timeline of events leading to the building of the Unitarian Church, as well as where the church has come from then. I also really liked Storymap and hope to use it for a more visual experience that can have videos and sound bites. I spoke with my group members at the end of class wednesday and we plan on meeting Fridays at 2pm and the days we do not have class to work out the fine details of where our project is going. We have reached out to Mark Ward of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Asheville and are awaiting his response. We hope to visit the UU and photograph/collect audio from Mark and other members of the church’s history. As far as our games programming group members are concerned, they have discussed 3D modeling the church building with a walkthrough type experience that will present the history. We have also brainstormed ways to utilize some of the oral histories we have and reproducing them on our project’s website. I am excited to see this project grow and work together with the UU to make an informative and exciting website.

  • haylbop11 1:53 pm on 1 Feb 2017 Permalink | Reply  


    While looking through digital history websites today I noticed a few that really stood out as far as graphics and layout go. The Century America website layout was organized and concise with the information it presented. I really liked the interactive map on the page as well because it is more interactive. Of the other sites, I liked the Gilded Age site because it was the most visually appealing. The picture background looks more modern than the Emancipation Project website (which is kind of dated looking). The Mapping the Republic website was nice as well because the pictures were bright, interesting, and gave the impression that it was made more recently, or at least with better digital tools. I hope to make our site visually appealing and modern like the sites I mentioned above.

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