Skip to main content

A Guide to Community Cataloging

We’ve developed these tools so that you can have more of a hand in how we describe the films in our collections and how they are meaningful to you. Watch the videos below to learn how to get started.

GETTING STARTED: NAVIGATING THE ARCHIVE

Watch the video below to get started with navigating the archive.

Learn to navigate the archive.


MEMORY AND ACCOUNT CREATION GUIDE

Memories are long-form entries associated with particular films in
the archive. They allow you to share written memories with your loved
ones and the community at large. To create memories or to tag without
the time limit, you will need to create an account.

Watch the video to learn how to get started.

COMMUNITY TAGGING GUIDE

Learn about community tagging

Community tagging is a tool we developed to draw more connections between the films in SSHMP archive. Similar to a hashtag, tags are words or short phrases that connect films by subject matter, mood, location, or person. Community tagging allows for the community to be involved in forging those connections.

Click on the adjacent video to learn how to get started.

Questions?

If you need any assistance, don't hesitate to reach out to us at southsidehomemovies@uchicago.edu.