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Curriculum and Social Inquiry

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Tom Keegan

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Panel: Collaboration And Digital Projects, Matthew Gilchrist, Tom Keegan, Paul Soderdahl, Shannon Davis, Joel Minor Aug 2015

Panel: Collaboration And Digital Projects, Matthew Gilchrist, Tom Keegan, Paul Soderdahl, Shannon Davis, Joel Minor

Tom Keegan

In 2011 the University of Iowa Libraries began crowdsourcing the digital transcription of its manuscript archives. Four years and over 50,000 transcribed pages later, that project, known as DIY History, has garnered considerable internet attention via Buzzfeed, Twitter, Tumblr, and the NBC News blog. At the same time, it has been threaded into undergraduate classrooms at Iowa as a means of introducing students to primary source research, information literacy, and multimodal design. Matt Gilchrist and Tom Keegan will discuss how faculty members and librarians collaborated on an assignment that emphasizes course objectives while strengthening student connections to the UI ...