In 2007, hundreds of people came to the Milwaukee Public Library to record StoryCorps interviews. Team Digital Humanities' project provided access to some of those interviews via an Omeka exhibit, which includes items from throughout the Milwaukee Public Library collections, so users can not only listen to the interviews but can use the exhibit as a jumping-off point for further research.
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What I love about this project is how it uses digitized historical content to expose people to more than just the singular object: it puts the recording in context through the associated items from other parts of the collections. The team isn't done yet! They hope to get all of the StoryCorps interviews accessible on their website and to use the work done on this project to expand appreciation of all the rich collections in the Milwaukee Public Library.
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