Author Archives: Arden Kirkland

The work continues!

I know we haven’t posted to this blog in a while, but don’t worry: the work on the Historic Dress project has continued quietly in the background! Both our Omeka collection and WordPress blog sites were offline briefly while we … Continue reading

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Historic Dress in Shared Shelf Commons

Earlier this year we were able to publish more of our images online with a new platform, as we continue to test our workflow. Please come and take a look at this latest collection on Shared Shelf Commons. So far … Continue reading

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Sharing Historic Costume Collections Online

The work of and the team members helping to develop it is highlighted in an article in the 2nd 2015 issue of DRESS, the journal of the Costume Society of America. This can now be viewed online (as of January 2016). … Continue reading

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Take a Look at Our Latest Prototype

At our latest prototype in Omeka, at, you can go through some of Nancy Rexford’s research notebooks page by page and see multiple views of some shawls from Nancy’s research. It’s a work in progress, but we’d love your feedback!

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We’ve Won an Artstor Digital Humanities Award!

We’re very proud to announce that Historic Dress has won an award from Artstor! We’re one of three Digital Humanities projects provided with a five year subscription to their Shared Shelf digital media management system. You can read more about these … Continue reading

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Resources from our CSA panel presentation

On Thursday, May 29, 2014 was part of a panel presentation at the annual symposium for the Costume Society of America in Baltimore, MD, “Sharing our Collections Online: Why and How.” The panel included presentations by Kathi Martin of … Continue reading

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Where it all comes together . . . historic clothing meets new librarianship

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This past March I found myself in a room with an amazing team of scholars, beginning to plan a project of epic proportions for the historic dress community: the project that has become (some examples of the diverse materials … Continue reading

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