Mug Shots, Rap Sheets, & Oral Histories
Building the New Digital Collections at John Jay
Presentation given January 15, 2014, at METROcon, the annual conference of the Metropolitan New York Library Council.
Slides (PDF, 3MB)
In this presentation, I introduced and soft-launched the Lloyd Sealy Library Digital Collections when it was still in "beta." I walked the audience through a few of my favorite items (such as Gordon Hamby's dashing mug shot and a police dog chase at the 1915 NYPD Annual Games). I also gave a behind-the-scenes tour of CollectiveAccess, our chosen CMS.
Action shot! Presenting the Digital Collections (photo by METRO)
A few screenshots:
Digital Collections home page, caught mid-slide
Digital Collections item page
Admin view of CollectiveAccess
The METRO photographer also caught me looking excited as all get-out during the keynote or maybe lunch.
Photo from METRO
This was a super fun conference! See you at next year's.