CSI:
Capturing the essence,
preserving the past
Senior Studio Art
@ Lewis & Clark College:
e Archives, 1993-2013
CSI
•  C – Collaborative Creation
•  S – Scalable & Sustainable
•  I – Intuitive, Integrated, & Iterative
(CSI bring to mi...
Facets of the project
•  Preservation (institutional history, digital, archival,
metadata, intellectual)
•  Development an...
e original format, 1993-2007
e
intermediate
format
2008-2009
e last episode: Digital images (jpegs) 2008-11
Desirables for new system
•  Functionality:
– Search & browse by (graduating) year, artist, studio
specialty (worktype)
– ...
Lessons applied from other projects
•  Metadata creation & collaboration
•  Ways of viewing, ways of searching/browsing
• ...
Settling on Omeka
•  Exhibits plug-in
•  Aesthetic design
•  Flexible and scalable
•  Easy to upload items; A/V items too!...
Takeaways
•  It’s always evolving
•  Overall, a great success!
•  Omeka is *SUPER* flexible (which is a good
thing, but can...
VRA 2013 Reach Out, Beene
VRA 2013 Reach Out, Beene
VRA 2013 Reach Out, Beene
VRA 2013 Reach Out, Beene
VRA 2013 Reach Out, Beene
VRA 2013 Reach Out, Beene
VRA 2013 Reach Out, Beene
VRA 2013 Reach Out, Beene
VRA 2013 Reach Out, Beene
VRA 2013 Reach Out, Beene
VRA 2013 Reach Out, Beene
VRA 2013 Reach Out, Beene
VRA 2013 Reach Out, Beene
VRA 2013 Reach Out, Beene
VRA 2013 Reach Out, Beene
VRA 2013 Reach Out, Beene
VRA 2013 Reach Out, Beene
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Presented by Stephanie Beene at the Annual Conference of the Visual Resources Association, April 3rd - April 6th, 2013, in Providence, Rhode Island.

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  1. 1. CSI: Capturing the essence, preserving the past Senior Studio Art @ Lewis & Clark College: e Archives, 1993-2013
  2. 2. CSI •  C – Collaborative Creation •  S – Scalable & Sustainable •  I – Intuitive, Integrated, & Iterative (CSI bring to mind detectives, investigation, and forensics? Good! is project encompassed all of three of these)
  3. 3. Facets of the project •  Preservation (institutional history, digital, archival, metadata, intellectual) •  Development and Design of a new online archives. –  Collaboration with project team –  ID stakeholders & audience –  List of desirables (investigation of platforms) –  Goals & outcomes –  Timeline & workflow –  Assessing the stages of work (digitizing, cataloging, migration, development, etc.) •  Iterative design feedback loop: faculty & students
  4. 4. e original format, 1993-2007
  5. 5. e intermediate format 2008-2009
  6. 6. e last episode: Digital images (jpegs) 2008-11
  7. 7. Desirables for new system •  Functionality: – Search & browse by (graduating) year, artist, studio specialty (worktype) – Needed to be intuitive in design – Needed to be aesthetically pleasing for our target audience – Needed both closed and open systems because of evolution of copyright & IPR policies
  8. 8. Lessons applied from other projects •  Metadata creation & collaboration •  Ways of viewing, ways of searching/browsing •  Ways the site might be used •  Feedback loop! •  Sustainability and scalability
  9. 9. Settling on Omeka •  Exhibits plug-in •  Aesthetic design •  Flexible and scalable •  Easy to upload items; A/V items too! •  Intuitive – a “google” like search bar with good results; a robust “advanced search” feature with fields easily modified by admins •  Quick fixes and more than one admin (collaborative metadata and collaborative exhibits) •  We had the human resources
  10. 10. Takeaways •  It’s always evolving •  Overall, a great success! •  Omeka is *SUPER* flexible (which is a good thing, but can also be a bad thing) •  Other things are written in code and NOT flexible •  e value of institutional history surmounts any pain of digitizing and investigation •  e response to the site – faculty, students, alumni, pub-com, external constituents – has been overwhelmingly positive
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