2001 Spring Semester (Jan.-Feb.)
staff. Order and purchase any necessary equipment.
12-14, 2001) Pat attends the IMLS Web-wise
conference. (Conference papers are published in First
Monday (Apr 2, 2001).
27, 2001) Initial in-person meeting of all core partners, Grainger
1: At the February meeting, Brenda Trofanenko gave an introduction
to concept-based training in the use of visual materials (extending
the curriculum to include the analysis of digitized historical artifacts
site is established for project, including integration of database
with search engine. (Note: New database
and search engine is now available).
a continuing channel of communication through the use of threaded
email discussion software (Webboard),
serving as a virtual meeting place for interaction among the museum
curators, librarians, and teachers.
partners review the teaching goals for Social Science in the Illinois
Learning Standards. Everybody should become very familiar with
the state learning goals.
training element will begin. (Pre-service training element will involve
students who have already been doing pre-service training for one
semester - Fall 2000).
(Mar. - Apr.)
(May - Jun.)
(May 2, 2001) Presentation
given to librarians from inFIRE
(International Network for Fire Information and Reference Exchange)
visiting the Illinois
Fire Institute Library. (Conference
3-6, 2001) Nuala attends the Digital
Library Federation Spring 2001 Forum and presents "Libraries
and Museums collaborate for the K-12 classroom".
6, 2001) Workshop on Scanning and Digitization.
- (June 14-20, 2001)
Beth attends the American Libraries Association
- (June 20, 2001) Workshop
on Metadata and Dublin Core.
- All participants
examine, understand and utilize the Dublin
Core formats being used for indexing and description of artifact
images, as well as a basic understanding of thesauri that are used
among the cross-discipline professions.
- Museum and library
partners contribute digitized primary source materials and metadata
with accompanying Dublin Core metadata formatted according to national
standards. Descriptive artifact and image data is developed, including
integration of the Illinois state-mandated Learning Standards for
- Subject coverage
is broadened - museum curators, librarians, and archivists identify
materials that have already been digitized or will need to be digitized
for inclusion in the expanding digital repository.
- Curators and librarians
develop and make available educational materials using primary resources.
They will assist teachers by placing digital objects in their historical
context, utilizing innovative technologies to present this information
and by locating and helping teachers locate and utilize other digital
resources that are freely accessible in electronic form.
- All partners review
materials and collaboratively discuss new additions to the
- (June 23-25, 2001)
Nuala attends JCDL 2001 (Joint
Conference on Digital Libraries).
- Advisory Group is
set up for duration of project. Advisors from different fields are
invited to participate. (on-going)
- Collaborative Agreement
is agreed upon and signed by all participants to ensure copyright,
and all terms and conditions are set for digital access to collections.
- First Interim Report
sent to IMLS.
Summer Session (Jun. - Jul.)
training workshops - week-long Moveable
Feast program available to teachers, curators, librarians.
(Educators: June 18-22 or July 9-12; Administrators: June 25-29 or
teachers to using digital cultural heritage materials in curriculum
planning - collaborate with outreach programs (pre-service training,
Moveable Feast program).
outline and create new curriculum materials utilizing digitized primary
source materials, supplementing existing materials. (on-going)
19-22) Barbara Jones attends SHARP
2001 (Society for the History of Authorship, Readers, and Publishing),
and presents Providing
Virtual Archives for the Classroom:The Librarian's Perspective.
on-line and in-person (particularly at workshops) discussions of how
to implement reliable methods for integrating content into teaching
lessons and learning guides.
- Continuous development
content from museums and libraries.
Fall Semester (Aug. - Oct.)
(August 1, 2001) Workshop
2: "History and Digital Sources". For all project participants;
workshop led by Brenda Trofanenko.
- (August 9, 2001)
Presentation to visitors from Ajou University, Korea
- (August 13, 2001)
Presentation at the Illinois
- Participants will
continue discussion of VTS using threaded email. Participants will
start utilizing new technologies in innovative ways, integrating VTS
concepts into instructional material design.
- Museum and library
partners continue contributing digitized primary source materials
and metadata to database,
using Dublin Core metadata.
- Teachers submit lesson
plans, including relevant state goals, identifying primary resources
that might be usable in their curriculum development, or to which
they would like to have access.
24-26, 2001) Presentation at MCN/CIMI
2001 - Real Life: Virtual Experiences: New Connections for museum
curators and librarians discuss curriculum units, and start discussion
of innovative collaboration of collections.
- Focus groups formed
to discuss initial evaluation of project.
- Qualitative evaluation
efforts start assessing the degree of integration of VTS and technology
libraries and archives will determine any further steps necessary
to make the database
usable by the teachers.
of innovative technology-based methods for utilization of digital
materials. Curators and librarians strive to assist teachers by placing
digital objects in historical context.
and librarians develop and make available educational materials using
review existing curriculum units to determine how to supplement with
digitized primary source materials.
develop curriculum units innovatively to include digitized materials.
(Nov. - Dec.)
5, 2001) Presentation to Dr. Miroslav Bartoek, Library Automation
- Institute of Computer Science, Masarykova Univerzita V Brne, Czech
(Nov. 7, 2001) Presentation to Graduate
School of Library and Information Science students on museum and
library collaboration issues.
7-9, 2001) Pat attends the IMLS
21st Century Learner conference.
evaluation strategies are initiated - initial reporting of effectiveness
of new applications; outcome evaluation of targeted training; evaluation
of access to digitized materials and metadata; evaluation of virtual
groups continue evaluation of project, through on-line discussions.
Second Interim Report sent to IMLS.
2002 Spring Semester (Jan. - May)
- (January 21, 2002) Workshop
3: "Objects of Learning". For all participants, McLean
County Museum of History, Bloomington, IL.
assessment of use of VTS with image materials in classroom.
- Strategies identified
to improve effective use of new applications in classrooms.
- Extensive evaluation
efforts continue. Qualitative evaluation efforts commence to assess
the degree of integration of VTS and technology training
into innovative curriculum development.
1, 2002) Meeting at Chicago Public Library - Teaching
with Digital Content--Collaborations with Cultural Institutions
20-22, 2002) Presentation at the IMLS Web-Wise Conference, Washington,
- Focus groups continue
evaluation of project.
12, 2002) Electronic Poster Presentation, TeachIT
Conference, Grainger Engineering Library
use is reviewed - users are evaluated (methods such as on-line surveys,
etc.), use of database is evaluated - one-time and/or repeated use.
Patterns of use among all users are established.
17-20, 2002) Presentation at the Museums and the Web 2002 Conference,
12-16, 2002) Panel presentation at the American
Association of Museums Annual Meeting, Dallas, TX
Summer Session (Jun. - Aug.)
12-16, 2002) Presentation at the American
Library Association Annual Meeting, Atlanta, GA
21, 2002) Presentation at the "Doing History" workshop at
Illinois State University
- (June 25, 2002) Presentation
to the IMLS Board, Washington, DC
Report sent to IMLS.
- (August 15, 2002)
Workshop 4: "The Art of Seeing".
For all project participants, Lakeview Museum of Science & Arts,
- Technology training
workshops (Moveable Feast)
continue for all participants.
- Curators and librarians
learn how to develop innovative collection materials; teachers make
innovative use of digitized materials in classroom.
Fall Semester (Aug. - Dec.)
2003 Spring Semester (Jan. - May)
- Visits to classrooms;
focus group interviews.
- (May 18-22, 2003) Panel
presentation at the American Association
of Museums Annual Meeting, Portland, OR.
- Final in-person meeting
for all participants. Quantitative and qualitative evaluation of
the virtual community is reviewed. Recommendations of project participants
Summer Semester (Jun. - Aug.)