Santa Clara Valley archives crawl, Saturday, Oct. 22 #InternetLibrarian

If you’re in the area next Saturday, come to the Santa Clara Valley archives crawl.  Eleven libraries, museums, etc. will have open houses to show off their archives.  You can go to any or all of them.

For more info, see

(Santa Clara Valley is the area in and around San Jose, about 50 miles north of Monterey.)



Enhancing CONTENTdm with the Power of Fusion Tables #internetlibrarian #il2014

Bryson Duda, University of Lethbridge, Alberta

Library has a photo collection called Lethbridge Landmarks.

Google Fusion Tables: free app for presenting tabular data.  Part of Google Drive.

Translate locations, such as addresses, into geocodes (latitude, longitude), so your records can be plotted on a map.

1. Export data from ContentDM

2. Import into Fusion Tables (may need to edit for problems with quotation marks, e.g.)

3. Add geocodes

4. Customize: add, subtract fields, etc.

You can get a URL to put the table in an iframe on your own web site (such as ContentDM or a LibGuide or anywhere else).

Problems with clustering multiple markers in one place.

Also used by Southern Alberta Historical Newspapers Map.

Edited to add links.