Thursday May 27, 2010

Mosman stories, coming soon to a tube near you

Last year the Local Studies section of the Library applied for a State Library Development Grant for a web based project we titled Mosman Faces and last month we were told we were successful!

The project will provide a visual history of Mosman through filmed interviews. These interviews will be complemented by scanned images from the Local Studies Collection and enhanced by voice over and music.

Like our already existing interactive website, Mosman Memories, a place for past and present residents of Mosman to share memories of their street, Mosman Faces will also give the audience an opportunity to generate content. This content generation sustains community engagement in Mosman’s story and in turn provides greater access and awareness of the Local Studies collection for a past, present and future generation.

So now the fun begins – background information needs to be gathered on the interviewees e.g. if we planned to interview a past member of the Mosman Cricket Club, research would need to be done on the member, the Club itself, the images and other archival materials we have in the collection and that’s before we even begin to interview and film! Once filmed, the interviews and images will be combined, a little music added and a logo designed that will create an identity ensuring the sustainability of this unique project and the ongoing story of Mosman!

Mosman Faces may become Mosman Places or Mosman Faces and Places or Mosman Places Faces or Mosman Faces Places – whatever we call it – the project promises to be another exciting instalment from the ever vibrant Mosman Library. Maybe you have a comment or suggestion?

— Posted by Mary Lou Byrne, Project Coordinator in  |  Permalink

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