A number of people contributed to this collaborative endeavor. Thanks to all for their tireless dedication over the nearly three years from the writing of the grant through the conclusion of the project. While some are no longer working with a partner organization, we acknowledge all for their contributions.
This project was supported by a National Leadership grant for Library and Museum Collaboration by the Institute for Museum and Library Services (IMLS). Special thanks to Program Officers Jeanne McConnell and Susan Malbin and to Karen Motylewski, Research Officer.
The grant funded the work of Project Manager Rachel Howard and Metadata Specialists Theo Gerontakos and Julie Kerssen.
The Museum of History & Industry (MOHAI) and University of Washington Libraries (UW) contributed to the writing and publicizing of the grant. Staff experts helped out with evaluation, workshops, sustainability planning, and other inquiries great and small, as well as selecting and assisting in the cataloging of over 4,000 images apiece.
MOHAI housed the project staff, and its fiscal team managed the grant funding. While every staff member intersected with the project at some point, the following legion of staff members and volunteers (past and present) made particular contributions of their time and talents.
Mary Montgomery, Co-Principal Investigator and Manager of Collections and Library
UW Libraries supported the technology and metadata standards of the project, crossing boundaries within the university community to provide services to the project partners. Special thanks to the following teams and individuals:
Kody Janney, Co-Principal Investigator and Head (through February 2003); Volunteer (since March 2003)
Betsy Wilson, Director
Manuscripts, Special Collections, and University Archives (Special Collections)
Kris Kinsey, Project Lead, Metadata Implementation Group liaison, and Photographs and Graphics Specialist
Metadata Implementation Group (MIG)
Dana Bostrom, Information Products Licensing, Software & Copyright Ventures
Association of King County Historical Organizations (AKCHO) Partners
Ten AKCHO member organizations participated in the project. Each group was responsible for selecting and assisting with the cataloging of images from its collections, for a total of approximately 4,000 images from the ten groups. Participants from the AKCHO groups, many of them volunteers, also attended workshops on image selection and copyright, working with metadata in CONTENTdm, and image sales and Web design; coordinated the project's goals with the goals of their organization; kept track of time spent working on the project; and helped publicize and plan for the project's sustainability. In alphabetical order by organization, the following individuals made this project possible:
Black Heritage Society
Rev. Phyllis R. Beaumonte, President
Eastside Heritage Center
Peter V. Gulick, Project Lead
Maple Valley Historical Society
Barbara Nilson, Project Lead
Northwest Railway Museum
Richard Anderson, Project Lead
Puget Sound Maritime Historical Society
Gayle Rydberg, Project Lead
Rainier Valley Historical Society
Mikala Woodward, Project Lead
Renton Historical Museum
Steve Anderson, Project Lead
Shoreline Historical Museum
Victoria Stiles, Project Lead
White River Valley Museum
Tina Brewster-Wray, Project Lead (through June 2003)
Wing Luke Asian Museum
Bob Fisher, Project Lead
A team of expert advisors met four times during the grant cycle and contributed ideas throughout:
David Buerge, Historian, Teacher, and Author
Conservation Imaging Systems of Seattle, led by Tom Martin, scanned images of a wide variety of sizes and materials from all twelve partners, both on and off their premises. Their staff for the project included:
These subject experts helped identify and clarify photos for one or more of the project partners: