Digital Collections Projects
Check below for descriptions of three different digital collections projects I have worked on.
Wisconsin Historical Society.
Working on a 120-hour practicum for the Wisconsin Historical Society Digital Lab, I scanned over 100 photos from a northern Wisconsin girls' camp, circa 1930-1955, known as Joy Camps (view the image gallery and essay I created). I also created an item record for each image by assigning metadata to describe each image. As a capstone to the project, I wrote an article about this camp for the Wisconsin Magazine of History, which was published in the Summer 2015 issue.
LIS 879, Digital Libraries.
For my final project in this course, I selected 10 books from a collection of Scholastic books I still have from my elementary school days; see the related images to the right.
I selected the front and back covers of each title, as well as each title page. I scanned these three images for each book on an Epson scanner and created metadata for each in CONTENTdm (this collection appeared for a brief time on a website created for our class). I elected to create an "object description," which would describe the full book, and then metadata for each front cover, back cover, and title page. Click on each image (links are on the right) for an enlarged view. Please note the screen shots included on this page are from only one of the titles I worked on: Pippi In the South Seas.
There were lots of decisions to make when creating this collection--please view my Scholastic Book Covers working paper for all of the steps I took to create this digital library.
LIS 853, Metadata Standards and Applications.
You can also view the metadata schema I created with classmates for the final project in this course. For this project we cataloged hiking trails in Midwestern states in the United States, naming our schema MOTD for Midwest Outdoor Trail Description. Included with our report is a crosswalk mapping our schema to MODS.