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About: The Anchors Aweigh digital library was designed in order to provide upper elementary students with a visual overview of the history, culture, and landscapes of Atlantic Canada. The repository ...

About: The Anchors Aweigh digital library was designed in order to provide upper elementary students with a visual overview of the history, culture, and landscapes of Atlantic Canada. The repository contains 90 photographs which feature notable locations and events in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, and Newfoundland.

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  • Project  Overview  •  Our  goal  was  to  build  a  photograph   repository  that  provides  a  visual   overview  of  the  history,  landscapes,   and  culture  of  Atlan9c  Canada.  •  The  intended  audience  is  upper   elementary  students.  •  We  created  supplementary   materials  that  teachers  can  use  in   classroom  se?ngs.  •  A  finding  aid  is  provided  to  increase   accessibility  and  serve  as  a   permanent  collec9on  record.  
  • Project  Flow  •  Phase  1:                                                                         Content  selec9on  and  metadata     development   (Responsibility  of  Melissa  &  Amanda)  •  Phase  2:                                                                       Crea9on  of  supplementary   content   (Responsibility  of  Melissa  &  Amanda)  •  Phase  3:                                                                                   Build  the  Greenstone  Repository   (Responsibility  of  Jennifer)  •  Phase  4:                                                                       Nielsen’s  Evalua9on  of  Collec9on (Joint  responsibility)  
  • Phase  1:  Content  SelecAon    •  Reviewed  all  Atlan9c   Canadian  pictures  taken   by  group  members  as   well  as  addi9onal   contacts  •  Selected  pictures  to   form  a  complete   collec9on  represen9ng   a  range  of  content    
  • Phase  1:  Metadata  •   Selected  Dublin  Core  as  our  schema  •   Collec9on  Relevant  Fields:   •   Title  (9tle)   •   Photographer  (creator)   •   Subject  (subject)   •   Descrip9on  (descrip9on)   •   Photo  Loca9on  (coverage.spa9al)   •   Photo  Date  (date.issued)   •   Collec9on  (publisher.collec9on)   •   Type  (type)   •   Language  (language.iso)   •   Rights  (rights)   •   Archive  Number  (iden9fier)  
  • Phase  1:  Metadata  •   Library  of  Congress  AuthoriAes  were  used  to  standardize  names  of  loca9ons  (i.e.  province,  city,  etc.)  •   Created  classificaAon  categories  that  were  used  to  organize  our  items:   •   Cityscape   •   Landscape   •   Landmark   •   Monument   •   Waterfront   •   Animal   (The  Library  of  Congress,  2011)   •   Historic  Site  
  • Phase  1:  Metadata  As  the  subject  field  is  important  to  the  overall  searchability  of  the  collec9on,  we  created  a  subject  formula  to  ensure  all  relevant  informa9on  was  included.   Formula:   Category,  Descrip9on,  City/Town,  Province   Example:   Historic  Site,  Christ  Church  Cathedral,  Fredericton,  New  Brunswick  
  • Phase  2:  Supplementary  Resources  
  • Phase  3:  Building  the  Library  •  Ini9al  CreaAon  of  the  Collec9on   •  Gathered  images,  built  collec9on,  inpu[ed  metadata  •  Addi9on  of  Hierarchy  Browsing  Classifiers   •  Browse  by    Province  or  Subject  •  Edi9ng  Format  Features   •  List  Displays  and  Document  Displays  •  Edited  Macros  and  Stylesheets  •  Addi9on  of  Scavenger  Hunts  and  a  Finding  Aid  
  • More  Phase  3:  Overcoming  Challenges  •  Mystery  Files  –    what  are  they  and  how  to  remove  them?  •  Where/how  to  include  Scavenger  Hunts  and  a  Finding  Aid  •  Why  won’t  the  bu[ons  work?  
  • Phase  4:  Nielsen’s  EvaluaAon     Contents  of  the  Site   Metadata  Included   Dublin  Core  categories   Usefulness  of  the  Metadata   Records  can  be  retrieved   based  on  a  number  of  fields     Completeness  of  the   Contains  photographs  from  all   Collec9on     provinces  that  make  up   Atlan9c  Canada     Usefulness  of  the  Site     Intended  Audience   Educators  and  students  in   grades  4-­‐6   Usefulness  to  Audience   Supports  Atlan9c  Canada   curriculum  objec9ves     Library  Goals     Encourages  interest  in  the   Atlan9c  Canada  from  a  young   age     Searching  CapabiliAes     Search  Op9ons   Mul9ple  op9ons  provided   including:  a  search  box,   browse  capabili9es  and  a  map    
  • Interface  Homepage  Layout   Interface  contains  relevant   informa9on  as  well  as  access   to  all  search  capabili9es    A[rac9veness  of  the  Interface   The  map  and  other  features   add  aesthe9c  appeal    Ease  of  Use   All  search  op9ons  are  easy  to   use    Quality  of  InformaAon  PresentaAon  Organiza9on  of  Searched   Searched  informa9on  is  Informa9on   automa9cally  ordered   alphabe9cally  by  subject    Technical  &  Human  Interface  Help/FAQ  Informa9on     Help  and  FAQ  informa9on  is   provided  Contact  Informa9on     Contact  informa9on  for  all   group  members  is  easily   accessible  System  Informa9on   System  informa9on  is   provided