Shaker Lakes Oral Histories Online

The interviews we conducted for the Shaker Lakes Nature Center are now online at OhioLink’s Digital Resource Commons developer site.  It is the first complete series we have published from the Cleveland Regional Oral History Collection, and our first foray into OhioLink’s latest digital repository for higher education institutions.  Although the the layout is not ideal, this is a solid place to start as it provides us with secure storage and allows us to implement the Dublin Core metadata sets that are becoming more and more important in the digital history landscape.  As we continue to publish the collection, expect more attractive and robust exhibits.

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Erin Bell (M.L.I.S.) is Project Coordinator and Technology Director at the Center for Public History + Digital Humanities at Cleveland State University and lead developer for Curatescape, a web and mobile app framework for publishing location-based humanities content. In addition to managing a variety of oral history, digital humanities and educational technology initiatives, he has spoken to audiences of librarians, scholars, and technologists on best practices in web development and publishing.