“Snow Fall”-ing Special Collections & Archives

A session at LITA Forum

Friday 13th November, 2015

3:30pm to 4:45pm (CST)

“Snow Fall” is a Pulitzer Prize winning, digital storytelling project by the New York Times. The textual element of the story is wrapped in a slick interface with gently appearing and disappearing images, HTML5 video, maps and 3D visualizations. The form has been replicated countless times across the web. We made the connection between this form of storytelling and Special Collections, which are full of unique stories. Their digital representation however can be lacking in sensory appeal. Because of this we developed a “Snow Fall” like application for several Special Collections exhibits. This paper discusses the technical details of the application, its place in Special Collections and Archives, and future additions.

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Jason Paul Michel

User Experience Librarian at Miami University bio from LinkedIn

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Marcus Ladd

Special Collections Digital Librarian Miami University

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Kevin Beswick

NCSU Libraries Fellow in IT/DLI bio from Twitter

3 attendees

  • Rebecca Ganzel
  • Jason Paul Michel
  • Kevin Beswick

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Time 3:30pm4:45pm CST

Date Fri 13th November 2015


Lakeshore B, Hyatt Regency Minneapolis

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