Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Local History Lucky

How lucky you ask? Way lucky! Librarians at the Des Moines Public Library have been working day and night to make local history information available to you. We currently call it the Local History Wiki ,cause, you know, we're hip to this Internet stuff. The coolest information is here, and let me tell you, this stuff is not easy to find on your general web. For the most part, the information is from paper sources. Or even microfilm. One foot in the future, one in the past, that's us. We're all about balance. Here's a baseball tidbit to get you started. Did you know that in one year the Des Moines baseball team had 3, count'em, 3 different names? Click here and slide down to the bottom of the page to get the names. And when you're not using my oh-so-handy blog links to get to the Local History, here's how you access it.
1. From our home page, http://www.desmoineslibrary.com/, click on Blogs/Wikis
2. In the green column to the left, click on Local History Wiki
3. Click on the link http://desmoinespubliclibrary.pbwiki.com/
4. Noodle around to your heart's content.
We'll have more on the Local History Wiki this week - Stay tuned!

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