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Baltimore Local History Research Guide from Baltimore Heritage

Posted by Selwyn Ramp on | July 13, 2016 | No Replies

This guide is made available from Baltimore Heritage.
The document discusses the following topics:

This research guide focuses almost exclusively on online sources. Although a great amount of material is available online, new research projects can often benefit from a trip to the Maryland Room at the Pratt Library or the Maryland Historical Society Library where reference librarians can assist you with your search.

All of these sources are available for free but may require the use of a Enoch Pratt Free Library Card. If you are a student or a teacher at a local college or university, your library may provide access to additional sources not listed below.

Where do I start?
Looking for more information on people and businesses in Baltimore?
Looking for more information on an architect or builder?
Looking for more information about a specific type of building? Or a particular theme?
Looking for a map?
Looking for a picture?
Has anyone else written about this?
Still looking for something? Maybe it is time to go to the library.

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Location based platform Baltimore Heritage – Contributor Guidelines

Posted by Selwyn Ramp on | July 13, 2016 | No Replies

Explore Baltimore Heritage – Contributor Guidelines https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Kn6OyUfI_70e8FhTkZUYudgYFKw4t4X5ciUbJGddvfI/edit?pref=2&pli=1#heading=h.1haj3ao7pbux This is a collaboratively edited set of guidelines and resources for contributors to the Baltimore Heritage project. Useful if you are writing a single story on a topic that interests you or if you are an educator working with a group of students to develop an entire tour. […]

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Basics of IP rights in Maryland

Posted by Selwyn Ramp on | July 13, 2016 | No Replies

This is for informational use only, this is not meant as professional legal advise in any way. However, we have compiled some of the basics of Sound Recording Legality in Maryland. Two-party consent Laws pertaining to the recording of sound differ from state to state. Maryland is one of the eleven states that has adopted a […]

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how-to’s for 5 storytelling platforms

Posted by Selwyn Ramp on | July 13, 2016 | No Replies

Sound Cloud – Free global online audio distribution platform Sound Cloud Beginner’s Guide: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4CJ6kP8Wq5s Wikimedia – free open-source wiki app meant to create and share knowledge Wikimedia Guide: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Commons:First_steps Fieldtrip – free location-based mobile app that provides information about locations near you Fieldtrip About: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fezkQ7h-Fxc YouTube – free global online video sharing platform YouTube Guide […]

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Free audio recording software options

Posted by Selwyn Ramp on | July 13, 2016 | No Replies

There are (at least) two good free digital audio editors available, if you would like to level your sound, cut sections, do basic mixing of audio etc. Audacity os a free digital audio editor and recording computer software You can download Audicty at http://www.audacityteam.org/ You can find a basic beginner’s guide here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aCisC3sHneM Here is a video about mixing […]

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Tips on Writing for the ear

Posted by Selwyn Ramp on | July 13, 2016 | No Replies

Unlike the reader, the listener often has no opportunity to reread what has been said if they miss something or need clarification. As such, preparing material that will be read aloud requires a slightly different approach than preparing written material. Below are nine foolproof tips on how to write for the ear, and not for […]

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Success metrics for Mobile experiences

Posted by Nancy Proctor on | May 15, 2013 | 3 Replies

The following represents a working list of success metrics that museums are using to evaluate their mobile experiences. Please assist us by adding to this list, raising questions or clarifying points. Downloads Usage analytics Reviews/ratings in app stores (quality and quantity) Comments (quality and quantity) Engagement spectrum (from spectating through creating) Variety and quality of contributions […]

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Closed Captioning in Interpretive Apps

Posted by wsguerin on | April 4, 2013 | 1 Reply

I’m planning an app for a historic site and am curious if Closed Captioning for audio and video tracks is a given or a nice-to-have.

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iPads in museums: some links

Posted by Nancy Proctor on | October 12, 2012 | 6 Replies

Tweeted links from the #mtogo archives from Oct 2011-Oct 2012 Feel free to add to the list via the comments below! iPads for museums: serving visitors and professional communities, iPads as tools for museum interpretation & for evaluation and audience research 17 November 2011 MuseumCN RT @ericlongo: @Brooklymuseum uses standing WiFi connected #iPads for visitor comments (Hide/Seek show) […]

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Why is it so hard to create mobile tours of science museums and the like?

Posted by Nancy Proctor on | September 11, 2012 | 5 Replies

There was a discussion on the Museum-Ed listserv recently that resulted in a short list of science museums and centers that have audio tours. It is notoriously difficult to create successful (if by “successful” we mean popular) audio tours of highly interactive sites like science museums, zoos, parks etc. so I was interested to record […]

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