Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Learn about Historypin in LA on 10/21

There will be a special presentation held by Historypin on Friday,
October 21 at 2pm at the Glendale Public Library, Central Branch.

Historypin, created by We Are What We Do in partnership with Google,
is a way for millions of people to come together to share glimpses of
the past and build up the story of human history. The project,
launched globally in July 2011, consists of the main online hub,, a Smartphone app and a series of dedicated social
programmes, across education, community, archives and volunteers.
Historypin is a non-profit, collaborative initiative, which is working
with more and more libraries, archives and museums everyday to help
them unlock their resources and reach new audiences.

Nick Stanhope, CEO of the non-profit organization that created
Historypin, will provide an overview of Historypin and its current

Nick will also discuss how institutions and individuals with
collections can get started with the project and answer any questions
regarding workflow, content preparation, and selection.

Please feel free to bring your colleagues or to pass this along to
other institutions that might be interested.

When: Friday, October 21
Where: Glendale Public Library, Auditorium
222 E. Harvard St.
Glendale, CA 91205
Time: 2:00pm – 4:00 pm
More info about the location can be found here:

Library Visitors receive 3 hours FREE parking across Harvard at the
Marketplace parking structure with validation at the Loan Desk.

Parking spaces in front (east side) of the building are available for
30 minutes. Spaces on the south side are available for 1 hour.

Metered parking is available on the west side of the building in Lot
#10 and on Harvard Street.

Handicapped parking is available at the front of the building.

About Nick Stanhope
After graduating from Oxford University in 2002, Nick spent six years
working on the ground in communities, as a teacher, youth worker and
fundraiser, before joining We Are What We Do in 2007 and becoming CEO
in early 2009. Nick has gathered a team of more than twenty We Are
What We Do-ers in London, Sofia and San Francisco, and significantly
shaped the direction of the organization. His vision is for a
non-profit company that puts a stream of desirable things into the
world, in demand by a mainstream consumer audience and with positive
behaviors built into them, incidentally helping people to do simple,
good things and addressing major social and environmental issues.

Register Now: Creating and Funding Preservation Projects to Enhance Collection Care

Creating and Funding Preservation Projects to Enhance Collection Care

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Partners in the C3 Project include: California Association of Museums,
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Funding is provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Services
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