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Mapping Philadelphia’s Memories: Creating and Managing the Collaborative

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    Cynthia Tobar

    We hope that you will all be able to join us for Mapping Philadelphia’s Memories: Creating and Managing the Collaborative, a presentation by Deborah Boyer at the Brooklyn Museum, October 14, 2011, 2:00 – 4:00 pm: is a searchable photo archive of images of Philadelphia that date from the late 1800s and are from Philadelphia’s City Archives, the Athenaeum of Philadelphia and the Philadelphia Water Department. Ms. Boyer will cover the following topics:
    – Collaboration on digitization projects
    – Issues faced building their website and the development of a mobile
    – Curation of images for their project and digitization process
    – Information about Azavea, a geographic web and mobile software
    – Future plans for
    Deborah Boyer is a project manager at Azavea, a Philadelphia based geographic and spatial analysis software development firm, where she works on Sajara, Azavea’s web-based geographic digital asset management system, and other digital humanities related projects. She also serves as the project manager for, which utilizes Sajara to promote public access to more than 98,000 digitized historic photographs and maps from the Philadelphia City Archives and other area organizations. Deborah received her MA in Public History from Loyola University Chicago and has previously worked in several cultural institutions on a variety of educational, curatorial, and exhibit design projects. She believes that digital projects create new enthusiasm for history and thinks that geography can revolutionize the way people connect to and understand their history.
    This lecture is funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) CHART Project, a collaboration between the Brooklyn Historical Society, Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn Public Library and Pratt Institute.
    Date, Time and Place:
    Friday, October 14, 2011, 2:00 – 4:00 pm
    Brooklyn Museum, Cantor Auditorium, 200 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn, NY
    The Cantor Auditorium is located on the third floor of the Museum.
    Directions to the Brooklyn Museum
    Please RSVP by October 7.
    Please check in at the Museum’s Visitor Service Desk in the Lobby. Entry to this program is included with your admission to the Brooklyn Museum. The Brooklyn Museum has a suggested contribution of $10 for adults and $6 for Seniors and Students with valid I.D. Members and children under 12 accompanied by an adult are admitted for free.
    Missy Brown
    IMLS Project CHART Intern Coordinator
    Brooklyn Museum
    Libraries and Archives
    200 Eastern Parkway
    Brooklyn, NY 11238-6052
    T. 718.501.6403
    F. 718.501.6125

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