During my library degree program, I ended up building small websites each semester. Fortunately, I got a little better at it each time I did. Listed below are the projects that I worked on along with a brief explanation. In many ways, these exist here just to archive and preserve them.
This site was created to support a group project in one of my intro classes. The group had to imagine a library or archive that was acquiring a new collection and had to formulate plans for organizing it, promoting access to it, and preserving it. My group chose to focus on citizen journalism, which was timely because the project coincided with the 2008 election of Barack Obama.
I created this small site as a “virtual poster” for my cataloging class. We had to research a topic and present our findings. I chose the topic of “author as main entry” in cataloging practice and its future under RDA.
For my business information class, we had to create a resource that would orient and help users with a particular topic in business information. I chose to focus on the topic of microfinance, particularly because it raises so many questions about the impact of giving and the role of Western loans into developing countries. Incidentally, this is the first site that I created after having taken a web design course during the previous semester.
The digital libraries course that I took required that we analyze three digital libraries and write up an evaluation of them. This included “publishing” our finding in a web accessible format. I chose to look at a digital libraries about shipping, an personal archive of an early neurosurgeon, and a community memory collection.