Session 1

Session Title: Curatescape for Developers and Designers
Proposer: Erin Bell
Description: Overview of the technology behind Curatescape, brand asset preparation, site and app configurations, etc. w/ Q&A for developers and designers.
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Erin Bell’s Power Point on using Curatescape: CuratescapeForDevelopersAndDesigners

Session Title: K-12 Teachers / Common Project Materials
Proposers: Geralyn Ducady and Mark Tebeau
Description: Can we build research and teaching materials that will/would be generalizable across projects? If yes, should we get building, or brainstorming what they would be? How can K-12 teachers use tours in/with their classrooms/students? How do tours fit into school curricula? Proposer interviewed teachers in RI who tested Rhode Tour.  Have you ever worked with teachers in your area?
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Session 2

Session Title: College Students as Story Creators / Sustainable Projects
Proposer: Ron Potvin and Mark Tebeau
Description: Many Rhode Tour stories were researched, written, and uploaded by Brown University students, as part of a course assignment or as independent work supervised by faculty. How should faculty and advisers structure these assignments? What are the potential pitfalls? What can students learn from this experience? How do their voices enrich Curatescape stories and tours? How do we build the research and outreach infrastructure to make our projects more sustainable?
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Session Title: If you build it…: Communications and Outreach /
Proposer: Catherine Winters and Adina Langer
Description: You’ve built a great project using Curatescape. Now, how do you get people to find it, become regular users, and measure your success? This session will be a discussion of best practices for communication and outreach and the analysis of these methods.
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Session 3

Session Title: Financial Models for Curatescape
Proposer:  Elizabeth Francis
Description:  When Rhode Island established the Rhode Tour partnership, we expected to receive an implementation grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities to scale the use of Curatescape as the premier digital tool for Rhode Island history and culture. That didn’t happen. Twice. Now what? This session will explore Rhode Island’s story of financing Rhode Tour through grants and partnerships, financial models that other Curatescape users have developed, and new ideas.
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Session Title: Building Bridges
Proposer: Steve Lubar
Description: How might it be possible to connect Curatescape sites across the various geographic projects — thematic links? Links to American history texts? Wikipedia?
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Session 4

Session Title: Curatescape Content – A Joint Venture / Sustainability: Style Guides
Proposer:  Logan Hinderliter
Description:  Have you ever worked with organizational partners on developing content for your Curatescape platform? What have those partnerships looked like? Have you ever wondered how others combine resources to create great content? Join in on a conversation about partner-developed content for Curatescape. Whether you’re a novice or veteran in this realm, we want to hear your insights and questions! Topics discussed will include: content development, scholarship, publicity and outreach plans, and evaluation. What are the features of a style guide? What are its contents?
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Session Title: Connecting the Digital to the Physical
Proposer: Caroline Stevens
Description: How can we work with the physical environment to bridge a story that can travel both online and offline, building upon the physical elements that composed the space in question?
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Wrap-Up Discussion
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Questions? Contact Marisa Angell Brown at [email protected] / 401-863-6277.