Digital Maps with HistoryPin
The assignment was created by Librarian Paizha Stoothoff in collaboration with a Professor teaching Literary Los Angeles. In lieu of a physical tour, students worked on a 3-week project to create digital maps (see assignment attached for details about what maps included).
By the time you complete this assignment you will:
- Know how to find and add digital archival objects and open web images to Historypin
- Think creatively and critically about how to use digital objects to create an interactive digital collection with a map included.
- Understand copyright ownership and cite pinned objects properly in Historypin.
Information Literacy concepts:
Individual or Group:
The assignment took place mid-way through a Literary Los Angeles course. It was a 3-week assignment. The library workshop occurred in week one, after students formed groups and shared to a discussion post in Canvas what author/region/text they would focus on. The Liaison Librarian and Archivist led the library session.
I didn't spend too much time in-class with registration (limited it to 5-minute overview). This turned out to be a good call, since registration is pretty straightforward and it can take up valuable class time!