The QR Code Buildings ProjectMARAC April 26, 2013Cara A. Howe, CAAssistant ArchivistSyracuse University ArchivesHistory in...
The Background: Building Web PagesTo document the architectural heritage ofSyracuse UniversityCurrent buildings – structur...
The Background: BuildingWeb PagesInformation about structure:• Date built or acquired• Architects, Contractors• Cost• Styl...
The IdeaHistory in a ‘Snap’!
The Project: Phase IHistory in a ‘Snap’!
The CodesHistory in a ‘Snap’!Good online software:• free• easy• tracks use statistics• archives all codesNot the ideal gen...
The CodesHistory in a ‘Snap’!
The CodesSU History in a ‘Snap’!
The ProblemSU History in a ‘Snap’!
The SolutionHistory in a ‘Snap’!
The Project: Phase IIHistory in a ‘Snap’!Wooden Doors:• 4 buildingsBuildings not included in Phase I:• Near campus buildin...
The CostHistory in a ‘Snap’!Phase I:• $6.09 unit price (decals)• $1,065.75 total cost• Covered by ArchivesPhase II:• Woode...
The ResultsHistory in a ‘Snap’!0102030405060Mean Median ModeNumber of SnapsSnaps
The FutureHistory in a ‘Snap’!
The FutureHistory in a ‘Snap’!
The FutureHistory in a ‘Snap’!
Thank You!cahowe@syr.eduHistory in a ‘Snap’!
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  • 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

    1. 1. 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
    2. 2. 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’!
    3. 3. The Background: BuildingWeb PagesInformation about structure:• Date built or acquired• Architects, Contractors• Cost• Style• Renovations• Etc.History in a ‘Snap’!
    4. 4. The IdeaHistory in a ‘Snap’!
    5. 5. The Project: Phase IHistory in a ‘Snap’!
    6. 6. The CodesHistory in a ‘Snap’!Good online software:• free• easy• tracks use statistics• archives all codesNot the ideal generator:• QR code production is asecondary function
    7. 7. The CodesHistory in a ‘Snap’!
    8. 8. The CodesSU History in a ‘Snap’!
    9. 9. The ProblemSU History in a ‘Snap’!
    10. 10. The SolutionHistory in a ‘Snap’!
    11. 11. 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
    12. 12. 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
    13. 13. The ResultsHistory in a ‘Snap’!0102030405060Mean Median ModeNumber of SnapsSnaps
    14. 14. The FutureHistory in a ‘Snap’!
    15. 15. The FutureHistory in a ‘Snap’!
    16. 16. The FutureHistory in a ‘Snap’!
    17. 17. Thank You!cahowe@syr.eduHistory in a ‘Snap’!

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