Monday, January 23, 2012

The State Library is now on Youtube!

We now have two short videos on our Youtube channel, MAStateLibrary.

The first video is a slideshow highlighting some of the treasures in the State Library’s collection. These include Governor Bradford’s 17th century manuscript, the Haitian medal presented to Charles Sumner by the people of Haiti, as well as important photographs, maps and other items in the library’s collection.

The second video outlines the process of researching the legislative history, a common type of research among those coming to the library. The video describes the sources used when doing this sort of research and is a good introduction for those needing to research the history of a piece of legislation.

A special thanks to Libby Johnson, a reference intern last semester at the State Library, who produced these videos. Libby developed the storyboard, assembled the content and provided the voiceover for the legislative history video. Thank you also to Matthew Gamber, a former digitization intern, who photographed many of the objects in the treasures slideshow.