The Fortepan local history project scans, curates, and organizes family snapshots (shoebox archives) and other regional photos along a timeline and releases them with a Creative Commons license (CC BY-SA). Bettina is affiliated with fortepan.us, one of the two versions of the project.
She presented a list of 10 Fortepan Iowa initiatives to ask the Hack4OpenGLAM community to identify initiatives of greatest interest. These we the top ones:
1. Tagging Circles. Fortepan Iowa has started to create tagging circles of people interested in particular topics, such as cars, farming equipment, or a specific town. In these circles, Iowans can share their local expertise and meet other people with similar interests. Fortepan Iowa's most engaged partners are libraries, and they are beginning to advertise tagging circles through local public libraries.
2. Embed capability. This feature allows cultural heritage organizations to embed a subset of the photo archive on their website and showcase photos relevant to their specific publics. For example, a tractor museum can show just Iowa tractors. See the embedding prototype, and an example.