Placeography: Creating Content on a Place Wiki

PRESENTER:
Tracey Baker and Hamp Smith, Minnesota Historical Society

SESSION DESCRIPTION:
This hand-on session will introduce librarians to Placeography - a wiki where people can share the history of and stories about a house, building, farmstead, public land, neighborhood or any place to which they have a personal connection. We'll show how to create wiki entries on Placeography.org, highlighting your library or places of interest in your community, upload images from the Minnesota Historical Society photo database or Creative Commons images on the web, and link to other resources.  We'll also talk about searching property records available on the web.   Placeography uses mediawiki software and semantic forms.

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