The Maine Memory Network describes itself as “
The Maine Memory Network was developed and is maintained by the Main Historical Society. It is a collection of over 10,000 items contributed from over 160 Contributing Partners. The collection includes
“letters, journals, notes, manuscripts, and other hand-written materials, photographs, albumen prints, glass plate negatives, paintings, and other images, sketches, woodcuts, broadsides, business cards, and other graphic items, architectural and mechanical drawings, maps, and other oversized documents, clothing, tools, household goods, archaeological artifacts, and other museum objects, audio and video files.”
The most interesting feature I found in this project was the myAccount area. You do not need to log in to view any of the information in the collection, but if you do create an account, you get options to personalize the collection for your own uses. For example, you can create your own album of photos in the collection. You can also contribute your own information or items regarding the history of
After looking at some of the exhibits, the most interesting one I found was the
I think that the audience for this digital collection would be students, community members, historical societies, and libraries.
More information about the Maine Memory Network can be found here: http://www.mainememory.net/index.shtml