Inside the Media History Digital Library - January 13, 2023 Online Workshop
From Ben Pettis
INSIDE THE NEW MEDIA HISTORY DIGITAL LIBRARY:
ONLINE WORKSHOP – FRIDAY, JANUARY 13 @ 9:00 PT / 11:00 CT / 12:00 ET / 17:00 GMT
Now encompassing more than 3 million digitized pages, the Media History Digital Library (https://mediahist.org/) provides free online access to books and magazines related to the histories of film, broadcasting, and recorded sound.
Over the past year, the MHDL achieved several milestones and major enhancements. What is new? What is different? And what are the best ways to make use of everything?
Please join the MHDL team for a free Zoom-based workshop on Friday, January 13 at 9:00 PT / 11:00 CT / 12:00 ET / 17:00 GMT.
Recent features that will be showcased include:
- The updated search platform, Lantern, which is now faster, more stable, and immediately indexes new scans.
- The new database and interface for the MHDL collections, which now exceed 3 million digitized pages.
- Spanish language movie magazines digitized in collaboration with the NYPL and the Recovering the U.S. Hispanic Literary Heritage Project.
- Chinese, German, French, Iranian, and Italian film magazines digitized in collaboration with the ACLS supported Global Cinema History Task Force.
- Open access edition of “Ink-Stained Hollywood: The Triumph of American Cinema’s Trade Press” (Eric Hoyt, UC Press, 2022), which offers historical context for many of the trade papers available within the MHDL.
- The first 800 Hollywood pressbooks to be digitized from the WCFTR’s collection of 4,300 pressbooks (yes, we are scanning them all).
We will also be offering a first look at new content that will be added to the MHDL in 2023. And we welcome your ideas and feedback for what we should accomplish next.
We will also record the session and post it to the MHDL and for those unable to attend. Our thanks go to the University of Wisconsin-Madison and ACLS for their support of this event.