Recorded Webinar: Intro to Tropy: Managing Archival Research Photos and Building Digital Collections

Recorded On: 06/09/2022

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Webinar Description

Learn how to use Tropy, a free archival photo management software for researchers and history professionals. In this webinar, we will show you how to get started using Tropy to organize, label, and describe digital photos of archival material. We will also demonstrate how to use Tropy to begin building digital collections. For a quick intro to Tropy before the webinar, watch this video.

Connecting the Topic

Making History at 250

This webinar connects to the Making History at 250 theme: Doing History. To renew public engagement with history, our field must invite our publics to participate in the process of doing history. This anniversary will challenge our field to explain how we interpret evidence and craft narratives about the past, engaging in open conversations about what history is, the many ways it is done, and why it matters. This theme can help audiences consider what history is, how it differs from “the past,” and how inclusion of multiple perspectives and sources can change our understanding of history.

Standards and Excellence Program for History Organizations (STEPS)

This webinar will help organizations enrolled in STEPS address Stewardship of Collections Standard 1: The institution is a good steward of its resources held in the public trust. The Standards and Excellence Program for History Organizations (STEPS) is a self-study, self-paced assessment tool designed specifically for small- to mid-sized history organizations, including volunteer-run institutions. Through a workbook, online resources, and an online community, organizations enrolled in STEPS review their policies and practices and benchmark themselves against national standards.


RECORDED DATE: June 8, 2022


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​Dr. Jessica Mack

Co-Principal Investigator and Outreach Coordinator


Dr. Jessica Mack is co-Principal Investigator and Outreach Coordinator for Tropy and Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media at George Mason University. Mack is a historian of Mexico who specializes in digital public history and archival methods. She tweets @jrobinmack.

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