Hackfest Idea: Link up your archive to the Encyclopedia of Greater Philadelphia

Last year, we received great advice for future directions for the digital Encyclopedia of Greater Philadelphia — we have implemented some THATCamper suggestions already, and more are on the way.  This year we’d like to invite you to help put another of those good ideas into action — that is, help us create a hub that links the encyclopedia’s content with your digital finding aids and collections. Take a look at our WordPress web site, http://philadelphiaencyclopedia.org, and bring your stuff!  We can add to the lists of collections that appear with each essay, to the media links, or to the image galleries (jpegs and extended text). Before we’re through, let’s also figure out a way to keep this up as the encyclopedia continues to grow.  We would love to boost your collections through links in the Encyclopedia of Greater Philadelphia.  Who’s in?

Update: In addition to the topics already on the web site, we are ready to link collections to the following new topics:

  • American Civil Liberties Union
  • The Centennial
  • Flax and Linen
  • French Revolution
  • Indentured Servitude
  • Ladies Association of Philadelphia
  • Laurel Hill Cemetery
  • Pennhurst State School and Hospital
  • Spanish-American Revolutions