This week’s final Omeka lesson got me thinking about our project. Lloyd and I are continuing with our podcast topic on the 1937 flood. When we met in the UofL archives to find photos, we were overwhelmed with the amount of pictures on the ‘37 flood. The archives had folder after folder with the negatives of photos taken during January and February when the flood hit Louisville. Now we have to pull out our favorite ones and the ones that best tell the story of the flood. Our plan right now for our exhibit is having a home page that discusses the background of the flood. Info about how the flood affected Louisville will go well together with the photos that show the actual damage throughout the city. We were also thinking about using clips from the interviews in conjunction with the photos will really be a nice way to tell the story of the flood. The only thing that might be a problem is the technical aspect of Omeka. Lloyd and I both are not particularly well suited to work this program. But I am sure we will figure it out and hopefully create a really good exhibit.
I am also very happy with how our podcast turned out. I think we were able to combine the interviews into a compelling yet informative story. I look forward presenting to the MSA people with Lloyd next class. If we show any of our podcast I hope they will like it. We put a lot of time and work into it, and I am sure the MSA people will be happy with how all of our projects turned out.