Timeline Apps for Online Exhibits

Every time I work on an online exhibit, it seems that a timeline would enhance the content and sometimes could even cover the entire exhibit.  An interactive timeline would be even better.  In this session, we look at a variety of timeline applications available online, some free, some not, discuss the strengths and weaknesses of each, and consider different ways timelines can be used in or as online exhibits and as tools for course assignments.  Applications will include, but not be limited to, Tiki-Toki, Dipity, Capzles, and MyHistro.

Categories: Archives, Collaboration, Libraries, Mapping, Open Access, Teaching, Visualizations |

About Barbara Lewis

Barbara received her B.S. in Industrial Engineering from General Motors Institute and her M.A. in Library and Information Science from the University of South Florida. After working 25 years as an Industrial Engineer and Information Systems Analyst for companies such as General Motors, Corning, and Nortel Networks, she began her graduate studies in academic librarianship. Barbara worked as a graduate assistant at the USF Tampa Library, gaining practical experience in her new career field and contributing to the library services and collections available to the USF academic community. She joined the USF faculty as Outreach Librarian for the Tampa Library in 2005. In 2008, she moved to her current position as Coordinator for Digital Initiatives & Services where she is responsible for quality, management, and scheduling of the Library's digitization and oral history projects. Her goals include improving the productivity and capacity of these operations and enhancing the visibility and accessibility of digital and oral history collections.

2 Responses to Timeline Apps for Online Exhibits

  1. Laurie says:

    This sounds fabulous! I hope Elizabeth Dale can make this as well, with her recent teaching on timelines for her Digital History. This is also especially applicable with the new Digital Humanities Graduate Studio and Digital Humanities Graduate Certificate at UF. I wonder what other universities and places are doing, and how we might all collaborate together?

  2. Huge thanks, Barbara, for this session. It will be great to learn about the various tools available in this area, where I think we all want to work more.

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