Tips and Tricks for Navigating Our Digital Collections

Wednesday, October 28, 2020
12:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m.
Online Event | Eastern Daylight Time (UTC -4)
United States

Join chief curator Hillary Kativa on Instagram Stories for a guided tour through our online collections.


Trade card for celluloid waterproof collars and cuffs with German Empire and postman

Trade card for celluloid waterproof collars and cuffs with German Empire and postman. Donaldson Brothers, ca. 1888.

Science History Institute

When it comes to the Institute’s digital collections—home to more than 8,000 digitized items, including artifacts, photographs, letters, and rare books—have you ever wondered, “How can I find the latest content?” Do you want to limit your search to 19th-century materials, but don’t know where to start? Does the term “facet search” send your head spinning? Our chief curator Hillary Kativa is here to help! Join her for an Instagram Stories takeover, where you can submit questions via your Instagram app and follow along to learn tips and tricks for getting the most out of our digital collections.

About the Speaker

Hillary Kativa is chief curator of audiovisual and digital collections for the Othmer Library of Chemical History at the Science History Institute. She oversees the Institute’s digital collections repository as well as the management and curation of the audiovisual collections. In addition to a master’s of library and information science from Rutgers University, Hillary holds an MA in history from Villanova University and received her BA in history and English from Dickinson College.