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1) Our museum has so far decided against the Arcadia model not so much b/c of the quality of images but when we looked at the $$s - lots of work for us with limited $$ return. It didn't seem a good deal to us. Others thoughts and experiences appreciated. Perhaps we're looking at this the wrong way, or were able to negotiate a better deal. Karen Lubieniecki Laurel Historical Society karenlub@AOL.COM -----Original Message----- Sent: Tuesday, November 26, 2013 6:31 PM To: H-PUBLIC@H-NET.MSU.EDU Subject: QUERY: Best Arcadia Press books? Friends: Arcadia Press is looking for someone to do one of their picture books of our town, and I have lined up a graduate student who would be the author. I think it might be a nice opportunity for a Public History MA to graduate with a book on her CV, or perhaps a "book." Two questions: 1. Are there some "best" Arcadia press books we should look to as models? The few I have looked at are fairly flat, with images (sometimes of poor quality) and very basic captions or no captions at all. Are there better ones out there? 2. Are there any questions of concerns that I am not thinking of, reasons why this might not be a good idea? Thanks! Larry Larry Cebula Associate Professor of History, Eastern Washington University Assistant Digital Archivist, Washington State Archives Tel: 509.847.5232 Blog: NorthwestHistory.blogspot.com larrycebula@GMAIL.com --- 2) While most Arcadia Books suffer from the various problems noted by other scholars, David Stradling's Cincinnati: From River City to Highway Metropolis is solid yet accessible scholarship reflecting David's expertise as an urban history scholar and teacher. I have used it this year with success in a Freshmen Seminar on the History of Cincinnati and previously unashamedly cribbed from it for lectures. On the other hand I regularly steer students away from Arcadia books as sources for research essays. Fritz Casey-Leininger University of Cincinnati caseylcf@UCMAIL.UC.EDU --- 3) As an Arcadia author I can state that the author is responsible for providing the scan or digital image of each item -- at least that is what we did for the University of Wyoming book. And let me note that writing captions with a word limit is more difficult than a lengthy article--if you want to provide The most history you can for each image. Tamsen Hert THert@UWYO.EDU --- H-Public To post to the list: H-PUBLIC@h-net.msu.edu Home page: www.h-net.org/~public sponsored by the National Council on Public History (www.ncph.or --