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From: Dan Cohen <[log in to unmask]>
Subject: Fwd: Digital Work at Fredericksburg--National Park Service
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Sharon,

Could you forward this message to the grad students lists? It's for a
good summer internship.

Thanks,

Dan


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Date: Tue, Feb 9, 2010 at 2:39 PM
Subject: Digital Work at Fredericksburg--National Park Service
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Dr. Cohen:

We are working on a fairly ambitious digital history project here--by a
significant margin, the most ambitious interactive media mapping project
the NPS has undertaken anywhere. =A0At its foundation is an interactive map
of Fredericksburg Battlefield and the Wilderness Battlefield, with
extensive 3-d components. =A0It's fully navigable, and overlays a database
designed to deliver site-specific media (film, audio), images, primary
sources, digital exhibits, links, etc. =A0The key to the site is interactiv=
e
hotspots that users activate--these are the gateway to the underlying
resources. =A0We can, for example, incorporate into the map every known ima=
ge
of Fredericksburg taken during the war, keyed to its proper location; we
can provide all the information we have about every house...resident...or
unit that fought on the field. =A0The possibilities are endless. =A0The gre=
at
challenge is to make the project more than an archive--to make it
interpretive, encouraging users to seek out information on themes that are
core to the park's and community's story.

We have an opportunity here to employ (for a summer or slightly more) a
digitally inclined student/interpreter (I'm calling them "digital
interpreters," rather than our traditional front-line interpreters) to work
with me on the development of content for the project.=A0So long as
they are students, we can consider them for direct, non-competitive hire
(we're looking at 90 work days, which is about 12 weeks of work). =A0We are
looking with someone with a creative mind, good interpretive instincts as
they relate to public history, a comfort level with digital technology, and
a strong sense of initiative and independence.

Might you have some students who may be interested?

Sincerely,

John Hennessy
Chief Historian/Chief of Interpretation
Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania NMP
120 Chatham Lane
Fredericksburg, VA =A022405
(540) 654-5546