Our staff of 1.4 FTEs, volunteers and outside collaborators reached the following milestones in the winter (January through March) of 2017.
- A news release was prepared for Liza Loop’s GeekFest Berlin 2016 presentation
- A presentation tool is being developed to aid image management
- Staff was added to the task of organizing the Collection
- Liza Loop attended the Personal Digital Archiving 2017 conference
- A Salesforce account was established and is being customized to HCLE’s needs
- Lobby/Proof-of-Concept work continues
Please pass our news along, especially if you know someone else who will want to contribute money, know-how, artifacts, stories, or connections. Even by glancing at what we’ve done, you’re helping make HCLE happen as you pass along the story. Thank you.
A draft news release was prepared to inform followers and potential funders about a series of videos excerpted from Liza Loop’s presentation at GeekFest Berlin 2016. The organizers provided a high-resolution version of the video from which we extracted five excerpts that highlight different aspects of HCLE and its mission. (See the list in the Outreach section below.)
Thanks to some preliminary work by an outside contractor, HCLE now has a Salesforce account and database. We are training ourselves in its use, and using the news release as a training opportunity.
Phil Tymon is assisting Liza Loop in the organizing and digitizing of the Collection.
Anna Narbutovskih is creating a presentation tool (the Interim Collections Site) that will allow images in the Catalog to be readily displayed as a gallery for quicker review and comparison. The intent is to make it easier to check for duplications, and to verify proper import from the official repository, temporary storage locations, and the Catalog.
Stan Crump is modifying the Catalog Maintenance System to repurpose one of the unused fields.
Phil Tymon is assisting Liza Loop in the cataloging of the Collection.
Our current team of volunteers and consultants continue to help with specific issues with the Catalog Maintenance System and miscellaneous system administration tasks.
We are pleased to introduce new volunteers and enthusiasts that have experience in the history of computing in learning and education: Chuck Morrissey, Marie Hicks.
VolunteerMatch.org was used to find several candidate Salesforce volunteers.
GeekFest Berlin 2016 made Liza Loop’s video available online and also provided a copy so we may create more succinct excerpts. The editing has begun on five topics.
Liza Loop finished the quarter by attending the Personal Digital Archiving 2017 conference held by Stanford University Libraries from March 29-31, 2017.
Blog posts published:
- HCLE Autumn 2016 Progress Report
- Profile of an HCLE Pioneer – Ann Marion
- Profile of an HCLE Pioneer – Alan Kay
- Profile of an HCLE Pioneer – Don Bitzer
- Profile of an HCLE Pioneer – Ted Kahn
- Profile of an HCLE Pioneer – Lewis J Perelman
- HCLE Excerpts from Geekfest Berlin 2016
- LOOP Center and Educational Technology
Social Media Traffic Report
- Twitter – Facebook ‘Following’ lists reconciled
The HCLE wiki continues to act as a communications center and as a digital loading dock.
Chuck Morrissey joined the wiki.
Anna Narbutovskih is creating a Proof of Concept site (aka Collections Viewer). A few select artifacts will be presented and displayed so visitors, followers, and prospective funders can better understand our goal, a virtual museum of the History of Computing in Learning and Education.
Andy Molnar volunteered to highlight publications, promote existing interviews, conduct a Future Flashback interview, and work on exhibits of NSF’s impact and the military origins of technology in education.
The year was kicked off with a review of the program plan. As usual, the greatest variables that affect the timeline are funding and staffing.
A draft Design Document was produced to better communicate the goals, operations, restrictions, and experiences expected from the virtual museum. The primary audience is anyone involved in developing the software and web sites.
A trial contractor relationship ended with the positive consequence of establishing a Salesforce account for HCLE that is populated with our CiviCRM data. The account is being customized for our needs. The database is being adjusted to reflect the differences between Salesforce and our previous database, CiviCRM. We are training ourselves in its use, and using the news release as a training opportunity.
HCLE’s complete collection of documents on GoogleDocs was ported to the HCLE Hostgator account as a backup.