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An Infopeople Webinar

January 18th, 2011 12:00 PM
1:00 PM

"This webinar highlights a California digital storytelling program and will focus on California libraries. Libraries in other states may find relevant content, but the focus will be on California."

Everyone has a story to tell, be it to pass on pieces of history, to record significant events, as part of a healing process, or for other reasons. Our need to tell and record these stories led to the launch of the digital storytelling movement by Dana Atchley in 1993. Libraries currently preserve the memories and histories of the communities they serve in variety of formats. Many libraries are now recording those memories and history in the form of digital stories. In 2007 the California State Library began providing grant funds to libraries to implement a local digital storytelling program. Learn what many of those libraries learned while implementing their local programs.

In this webinar you'll discover -

  • What is a digital story
  • How digital stories can be used in various settings
  • What elements make up a digital story
  • The benefits of a library digital storytelling program to your community, the library, the storyteller, and others
  • The equipment needed
  • How to get started

By the end of this webinar you'll have the basic knowledge needed to move forward in preserving the memories and history of your community through implementation of a digital storytelling program.

This webinar will be of interest to public library staff planning or currently involved with digitization and local history.