A 15 year effort to create a web page for all of our buildingspast and current we include our Lost buildingsCurrently we have almost 140 buildings web pages online
Each page disseminates historical information about the structure as much as our research is able to find, which is different for each building always features an up to date photo, unless it’s a lost buildingour buildings and grounds collection is one of the most frequently used so the expenditure of time and effort is worth it for us
Syracuse University Archives QR Codes Buildings Project-MARAC Spring, 2013
The QR Code Buildings ProjectMARAC April 26, 2013Cara A. Howe, CAAssistant ArchivistSyracuse University ArchivesHistory in a ‘Snap’!S5. Mobile Archives: Bringing Your Collections to21st Century Devices
The Background: Building Web PagesTo document the architectural heritage ofSyracuse UniversityCurrent buildings – structures owned or leased by SULost buildings – no longer exist in SU inventory eitherthrough destruction, sale, termination of lease or extremealterationCurrent count stands at almost 140 web pagesHistory in a ‘Snap’!
The Background: BuildingWeb PagesInformation about structure:• Date built or acquired• Architects, Contractors• Cost• Style• Renovations• Etc.History in a ‘Snap’!
The Project: Phase IIHistory in a ‘Snap’!Wooden Doors:• 4 buildingsBuildings not included in Phase I:• Near campus buildings, like cottages• South campus• Athletics Complex• Remote buildings in NYC, Washington DC and the Adirondacks
The CostHistory in a ‘Snap’!Phase I:• $6.09 unit price (decals)• $1,065.75 total cost• Covered by ArchivesPhase II:• Wooden Doors• $74.00 unit price (metal signs)• $90.00 installation fee• $460.00 cost• Covered by Archives• $998.00 cost (decals)• $1,458.00 total cost• Financial assistance offered by another department, ultimatelycost covered by Archives
The ResultsHistory in a ‘Snap’!0102030405060Mean Median ModeNumber of SnapsSnaps