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How do I contact the creators?

We can be contacted any time by e-mail. Simply click the Contact Us tab along the bottom.

What metadata standard are you using?

We used the Dublin Core metadata standard.

Searching and Query Creation.

If you are having a tough time finding the information you want, feel free to use our advanced search functions. You can search by advertisement title, beer company, contributors, publisher, date created, original collection, and sub-collection. Given the smaller size of our library, the easiest way to search is by beer company. We have also added additional subjects so that it is easier to search this way as well. For example, if you want to see items that pertain to men, you can simply search "men." This is an easy way to start your research process. 

Where did these items come from?

We do note in the metadata the original source of the item. All of our items were pre-digitized by a third party though they were not organized in to a comprehensive digital library. For example, many of the items regarding Pabst came from the Pabst website. They had organized the items in to a small timeline showcasing some ads from Pabst history. A few of the ads came from other digital libraries such as a collection from the Milwaukee County Historical Society. Our goal is to highlight Milwaukee brewing history through advertisements, giving users a "one stop shop" where they can view advertisements from multiple beer companies all in one place. As far as we could tell, no one has done this before. We expand on the metadata, whenever available, to make our library more of an educational experience.

Am I able to download or print these items?

You can certainly feel free to download and print any images if the option is available. Items with no copyrights and videos are not available for download. Since the collection was created for educational purposes, we did not secure copyrights from original creators or contributors.

What are tags?

Feel free to add tags. Tags are essentially subjects or categories that are user created. If someone creates a Schlitz tag for example, everything that is tagged as Schlitz will naturally be organized under that tag. So if a user clicks the Schlitz tag, everything else tagged Schlitz will be returned. Doing this helps your fellow users organize the information available and it helps us with organization as well. 

How do I report an abusive tag?

Next to each comment, there is a report abuse tab. If you click that, we will be notified and able to review the offending tag.

What if I notice a mistake or have a suggestion?

Feel free to get in contact with the site developers by leaving a comment or clicking the Contact Us button along the bottom.

 

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