Cleveland Historical takes home two awards in busy Spring 2011

The Cleveland Historical mobile app is off to a great start, earning two awards in the last few months, adding support for Android devices, releasing a significant update in version 2.0, adding dozens of new sites/topics, and gaining around 5,000 users since launching the first version in November.

  • National Council on Public History: Outstanding Public History Project Award — Honorable Mention [link]
  • eTech Ohio: Mobile Apps Development Contest — First Place [link]

In addition to these accomplishments, we are even more excited to be working with a growing number of local historical societies, high school teachers, and civic organizations, collaborating with the community to bring even more content to Cleveland Historical.

Many thanks to our users, our collaborators, the many archivists and librarians (especially those at CSU Special Collections) who have given us access to rich primary sources, and most of all to the amazing research staff here at the Center and the developers at DXY and Epstein Design.

If you have not already, download the app from the iOS App Store or Android Market or visit in your web browser.

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.