Categorizing the List
Based on buzz during lab time and presentation of select projects, certain "features" seemed favored, praised, or just plain ol' cool. Crowdsourcing, Historical Narrative (Lots of Contextual Information), Robust Metadata, etc. For now, let's use this page to build an annotated list of projects we feel could serve as models for our own project moving forward. Because we may not find ONE project that fulfills all of our requirements, be sure to highlight the super awesome aspects of a project. Later we can categorize the list so we can more easily hone in on those aspects.
- Alabama Maps, University of Alabama's Cartographic Research Laboratory
- Well organized and easy to use
- DIY History, University of Iowa Libraries
- Great example of crowdsourcing the transcription and description of historical documents
NYPL What’s on the Menu?
Crowdsource transciption and metadata
Map the menu too!
Grateful Dead Online, University of California, Santa Cruz
Art, photos, concert recordings, interviews, band documents
Also features user-contributed content: recordings and fan art
Geospatial component to track their concert locations, links go to SOLR-faceted results related to recordings, photographs, t-shirts, and ephemera related to each venue
Timeline tracks concerts, album releases, and other notable events in the band's history
Online exhibits (Europe '72 and The Posters of the Grateful Dead Archive) feature narrative content coupled with curated photographs, artwork, and band documents
Building for a Long Future, University of Chicago
Lots of scholarly content
War of 1812, IU Libraries
Digital exihibit counterpart to a physical exhibit
Narrative:: Stories: Before the Wat, After the War, etc
Tag cloud browsing
- Railroads and the Making of Modern America
- For a research-based collection, may be beyond what we need unless we couch more in "history of libraries" or "history of IU" context
- "Views" tab brings together a textual analysis, interactive graphs, charts, graphs, etc.
- "Views" tab also organizes information by research question, bringing in items from multiple sources
- "Data" tab brings in associated data files, with downloads and visualizations
- What's on the menu?
- Search engine
- Browse by name of dish; simply alphabetical
- Has a corresponding Blog for news, histories, and culinary findings
- Gives digital scan of menu with corresponding guide which when clicked shows you in the menu where the dish is
- Incorporates a timeline so that you can see when a dish first appeared and when it phased out