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					UWF       40th
         Anniversary
  Archives Online




 New Visual Architectures, Living Digital
               Histories
             Ray Uzwyshyn, MLIS Ph.D.
     Dept of Digital and Learning Technologies
       University of West Florida Libraries
From Imagination to Reality
                  September 2006,
                    Dean Debolt,
                 Head of Archives and
                  Special Collections

                          Idea
            40th Anniversary Virtual Exhibit

              Dr. Dana Sally,
               Dean of Libraries UWF,
               Enables Idea and Team
Library 40th Anniversary Committee
       Formed October 2006
                             Archives (Dean Debolt)
                             Public Services/Archival
                              Background (Melissa
                              Finley Gonzalez)
                              Library Administration
                              (Dr. Dana Sally, Helen
                              Wigersma)
                             Digital Services (Dr.
                              Ray Uzwyshyn, Steven
                              Fluharty)
                             Automation (Fred Barry,
                              Don Thompson)
 To Plan & Implement Site September 2007
                  Project Goal

   To develop a virtual exhibit focusing on the
    University of West Florida’s upcoming 40th
    anniversary and linking permanently from the
    library website. This project will highlight and
    utilize UWF library archival holdings and content
    expertise with regards to the wider university
    history encompassing a broad spectrum of
    special collections holdings and media elements
    highighting UWF’s extensive image collection
   Project Timeline/Benchmarks
   Detailed Outline: http://www.uwf.edu/ruzwyshyn/2006PDF/University40thAnniversaryProject.pdf



 Phase I Material Gathering, Development of
  Information Architecture
  Phase II Initial Digitization, Scanning
  Phase III Virtual Exhibit Web Design/Development
  Phase IV Beta Testing, QA, Usability, Marketing
 Phase           V     Launch Coordination

  Launch Date

  September 2007
   Realities of Implementation
Encapsulated Timeline Methodology
            Scrapped


                  Organic Working
                    Model Adapted
                         December – June 2007



     Selection of Images, Dean Debolt
     Categorization of Images, Melissa Finley Gonzalez
     Digitization and Initial Organization of Images
     Scanning, Digitization Photoshop Work, Stephen Fluharty
                   Organic Development of
                   Information Architecture
   Academics
   XL257 1970     physics egg drop
   XL238 1972     biology houseboat
   XL247 1972     water fountain sculpture
   XL308 1973     class registration
   XL231 1978     woodshop
   XL108 1985     Rayburn-Dirken Institute
   XL263 1987     Library adds computers
   JW      2007   Steinway school
   Athletics
   XL241 1972     basketball sponsors
   XL237 1973     men’s basketball
   XL292 1983-4   baseball
   XL290 1987     women’s basketball
   XL291 1987     tennis teams
   XL212 1992     women’s tennis
   XL212a 1992    men’s tennis
   XL213 1992     softball
   JW      2005   men’s national tennis champs                       Melissa Finley Gonzalez
   Beginnings
   JW      1960   Farris Bryant                                      Dean Debolt,
   XL035 1966     Bailey Center plaque                               Stephen Fluharty
   XL206 1967     campus aerial - 27 buildings (need caption)
   XL008 1968     1st commencement – 1st diploma
   XL013 1969     library dedication (need caption)
   XL024 1968     2nd registration
   XL018 1969     2nd commencement
   XL268 1969     John C. Pace @ library dedication (need caption)
            Image Information Architecture,
               Taxonomy and Captions
   Final Images


    Academics
    XL257      1970     physics egg drop
                                                                           Final Images
   XL238      1972     biology houseboat
   XL247      1972     water fountain sculpture


    XL308
    XL231
               1973
               1978
                        class registration
                        woodshop                                           Campus Life
   XL108      1985     Rayburn-Dirken Institute
   XL263      1987     Library adds computers                             XL315 1972     Christmas in great hall
   JW         2007     Steinway school


    Athletics
    XL241      1972     basketball sponsors
                                                                           XL239 1972     international festival


    XL237
    XL292
               1973
               1983-4
                        men’s basketball
                        baseball
                                                                           XL240 1972     Addison Paul art exhibit
                        women’s basketball


    XL290
    XL291
               1987
               1987     tennis teams                                       XL131 1973     campus parking
   XL212      1992     women’s tennis
   XL212a     1992     men’s tennis                                       XL304 1973     history pageant
   XL213      1992     softball


    JW
    Beginnings
               2005     men’s national tennis champs                       XL306 1973     ballet at springcoming


    JW
    XL035
               1960
               1966
                        Farris Bryant
                        Bailey Center plaque
                                                                           XL305 1973     children’s festival


    XL206
    XL008
               1967
               1968
                        campus aerial - 27 buildings (need caption)
                        1st commencement – 1st diploma                     XL307 1973     rapelling at library
   XL013      1969     library dedication (need caption)
   XL024      1968     2nd registration                                   XL235 1973     South African games
   XL018      1969     2nd commencement
   XL268      1969     John C. Pace @ library dedication (need caption)
   XL285      1971     campus plan map
Technology Prototype Work
    Begins, June 2007
                     Translation
                     from Paper
                     Information
                     Architecture
                     and initial
                     scanning to
                     Digital
                     Infrastructure
                Prototype Phase I




Tiered: Three Level Architecture: Schema, Category, Digital Object
Archival Image Category
       Taxonomy




          People
International Festival: Seventies




     Digital Object Level, Completed, July 2007
Technological Innovation and The
           Wildcard
                           Final Material
                            Gathering Meeting
                            June 07

                            Pushing the Limits of
                            Current Possibility

                            Turning Challenges to
                            Opportunities
Captions
WUWF Radio Van
President Marx Picnic
                            Dean Proposes
                            Visionary New Idea
Enabling Interactivity & Web 2.0
 Allow Visitors/Patrons to Comment on the
  Virtual Exhibit
  Solves Problem of Needing Large Amount
  of Long Captions, opens visitors to fit living
  history into previous static site
 Deviates from original schema but throws
  project onto a whole new level
  Living Digital Archive, Organic Living
  History
  Budget Constraints: Reverse
Engineering Open Source Software




  New Web 2.0 Prototype: MySQL Database/PHP Middleware
Creating a Living Digital Archive
 Environment:     UWF After Ivan
                                                      Recent
                                                      Comments
                                                      Wesley Akers
                                                      on Lech
                                                      Walesa
                                                      Donna
                                                      Fluharty on
                                                      Rappelling at
                                                      Library




         Open, Interactive, Living History, Web 2.0
                   Open Comments:
 New Archival Roles, Patron/Archivist Relationship




Higher End Digital Archives Project: Handful in Country, Article Worthy
territory: (Development) and (effects, Future Trajectories for Libraries)
    Timelines & Scalable Models

                  September 24-28 Site Launch
                         for Fall 2007




Infrastructure Built to Scale
for the 50th Anniversary
             UWF 40th Anniversary
               Visual History
                            The University of West Florida Libraries
                            40th Anniversary Virtual Exhibit celebrates
                            the riches of photographs, memorabilia and
                            various historical material selected from the
                            University of West Florida Archives and
                            Special Collections.

                              Images from the University of West Florida’s
                              Special Collections and Archives, as well as
                              from other university collections, were
                              utilized to present this thematic visual
http://librarydigitalservices online history. We invite you to add your
.uwf.edu/anniversary/         memories and reflections.
 More Detailed Examination of Site
 1st   Virtual Exhibit Static Prototype
   http://143.88.66.88/
 Interactive      Web 2.0 Final Version
   http://librarydigitalservices.uwf.edu/anniversary/

    Site Background Build Schema Outline
    http://www.uwf.edu/ruzwyshyn/2006PDF/University40thA
    nniversaryProject.pdf
http://librarydigitalservices.uwf.edu/
              anniversary/