On a project, we provide consulting on data management, project management, digital publishing and storytelling, metadata creation, and more. Below are projects we have supported in the past.
The Thingstor project, led by Dr. Martin Brückner of the English Department and the Winterthur Program in American Material Culture, is a database containing objects from 19th century works of art and literature. Librarians have consulted with the project team on database platforms, data entry processes, visualization and sharing the project with others in the digital humanities field.
Digital Timelines in Museum Studies 600
In Fall 2020, Lois Stoehr led the MSST 600 class Museum Education and Interpretation, which usually includes a field assignment. As the field assignment was not possible during the pandemic, our team supported students’ creation of digital timelines to support K12 instruction in Delaware schools. Support included multiple class sessions and assistance reviewing students’ projects.
The Baltimore Collection
Students in Dr. Julie McGee’s “Curating Hidden Collections and the Black Archive” course in 2017 and 2021 worked to catalog materials in the Black Portrait Photograph Collection held by Special Collections. Librarians taught students how to create metadata, design the WordPress site, and create multimodal content in WordPress.
Sustaining Places is a graduate student-created resource of ideas and best practices for small museums, led by Dr. Kenneth Cohen of Museum Studies. Librarians have taught graduate students to create content in WordPress and advise on site design, as well as troubleshooting issues as they arise.
UD Anti-Racism Initiative StoryMap
Interns with the University of Delaware’s Anti-Racism Initiative (UDARI) Campus Tours committee are creating a StoryMap to communicate Black histories at UD. The story map ties histories of Black community members, Black students, Black faculty, and racial justice activists to specific sites on the UD Newark campus and the greater Newark area. The StoryMap will continue to accrue layers of history or be updated with new research findings. Librarians have taught students to use the Esri StoryMaps platform and advised on best practices for digital storytelling.