Presentation: Mug Shots, Rap Sheets, & Oral Histories — Building the New Digital Collections at John Jay

Digital Collections presentation by Robin Camille Davis -- photo by METRO Presentation given January 15, 2014, at METROcon, the annual conference of the Metropolitan New York Library Council.

Slides (PDF, 3MB)


In this presentation, I introduced and soft-launched the Lloyd Sealy Library Digital Collections when it was still in “beta.” I walked the audience through a few of my favorite items (such as Gordon Hamby’s dashing mug shot and a police dog chase at the 1915 NYPD Annual Games). I also gave a behind-the-scenes tour of CollectiveAccess, our chosen CMS.

Action shot! Presenting the Digital Collections (photo by METRO)

Action shot! Presenting the Digital Collections (photo by METRO)

A few screenshots:

Digital Collections home page, caught mid-slide

Digital Collections home page, caught mid-slide

Digital Collections item page

Digital Collections item page

Admin view of CollectiveAccess

Admin view of CollectiveAccess

The METRO photographer also caught me looking engaged as all get-out during the keynote or maybe lunch.

Robin Camille Davis -- Photo from METRO

Photo from METRO

This was a super fun conference! See you at next year’s.

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