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When it comes to the protection of cultural resources for the long haul, conservators are on the front lines: providing hands-on TLC, whether it's in a museum or at the scene of a natural disaster. Now, a new group has formed to provide a support network for young conservators and newcomers to the field. Rachel Penniman is the chair of the Emerging Conservation Professionals Network. In this podcast, she discusses how the group is using the social web to give a voice to the next generation of heritage caretakers.

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Direct download: Rachel_Penniman_on_collaborative_blogging_with_emerging_conservators.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00am EDT

Michael Phillips has had a dream that he hopes will someday spread to the rest of the world: to create "sense of place" with video. It seems the tech world has helped set the stage for that dream, incorporating video functionality into everything from mobile phones and music players. With his website and blog, iGuidez, Phillips provides a template for capturing and sharing special sites for netizens everywhere to enjoy. In this interview, Michael Phillips talks about how he developed iGuidez, and the challenges of running a heritage website.

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Dale Jarvis is a member of a diminishing class: the storyteller. Yet, he is finding ways to share his art with whole new generation by reaching out to "use the media that they are using." Whether it's a podcast of traditional stories told by school children or telling stories 140 characters at a time on Twitter, Jarvis explores the web to find new ways to connect folks to their heritage. In episode of Voices of the Past, we talk to Dale about the online tools he uses and what kind of impact the Web will have on the preservation of cultural heritage.

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Direct download: Podcast__Dale_Jarvis_on_the_art_of_storytelling_on_the_World_Wide_Web.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00am EDT

Maggie Struckmeier of Past Horizons Heritage Media talks about inspiring regular people to volunteer with archaeological excavations using a variety of online media. Past Horizons features an interactive magazine, a blog and a YouTube-style site exclusively for sharing heritage video.

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Direct download: Preservationtoday-MaggieStruckmeierOfPastHorizons924.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00am EDT