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Tropy: Research Photo Management for Librarians and Archivists


Meet Tropy, a new tool for research photo management!

November 13 • 10am to 12pm • 440 Egan at Northeastern University

While not necessary, we encourage you to bring a laptop so you can create your own Tropy account and get started right away.

Do you return from the archives with hundreds of unorganized research photos? Do you teach skills training courses for your library? Do patrons come to you asking how to manage photos from archival research? You need to learn about Tropy, free and open-source software to help researchers organize and describe their research photos. Flexible enough to describe photos of anything, and robust enough to manage thousands of photos at once, Tropy allows researchers to bring order to their research. This workshop will teach you about Tropy and offer ideas for how to teach it to others.

Tropy comes to us from the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media, also the home of Zotero and Omeka, and promises to be a leap forward for historians, librarians, archivists, photographers, and more. 

Join us for a session led by Abby Mullen, digital humanities scholar and Tropy project manager and co-sponsored by the Northeastern University Libraries' Digital Scholarship Group and the NULab for Texts, Maps, and Networks (College of Social Sciences and Humanities.) 

At the end of this workshop, attendees will be able to:

  • Identify common problems in describing and organizing personal research photo collections
  • Use Tropy to described and organize their personal library of research photos
Tuesday, November 13, 2018
10:00am - 12:00pm
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