Category Archives: Process

Historic Dress in Shared Shelf Commons

Earlier this year we were able to publish more of our images online with a new platform, as we continue to test our workflow. Please come and take a look at this latest collection on Shared Shelf Commons. So far … Continue reading

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Take a Look at Our Latest Prototype

At our latest prototype in Omeka, at http://historicdress.org/omeka2/, you can go through some of Nancy Rexford’s research notebooks page by page and see multiple views of some shawls from Nancy’s research. It’s a work in progress, but we’d love your feedback!

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Lost in the folds of a shawl

Part of my job as a costume consultant for this project is to review the metadata for each item and make sure that the title, description and date are as accurate as I know how to make them. A week … Continue reading

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Where it all comes together . . . historic clothing meets new librarianship

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This past March I found myself in a room with an amazing team of scholars, beginning to plan a project of epic proportions for the historic dress community: the project that has become HistoricDress.org. (some examples of the diverse materials … Continue reading

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yes yes yes and love love love

My email inbox, like that of most university faculty, receives a steady stream of requests to do something—give talks and attend them, promote conferences and distribute calls for papers, join writing groups and reading groups of various sorts. One year … Continue reading

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Technology won’t replace scholars, but how far can the technology get us?

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Today the Working Group was bursting with ideas … everything from applying Mechanical Turk workers to creating a virtual Nancy Rexford!  Can Nancy’s “Like-with-Like” methodology be simulated with computer aided recognition? How do we teach students how to see?  Technology … Continue reading

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Commence the pilot project!

Tuesday, August 14, 2012 Commence the pilot project! A significant percent of the total group gathered this morning at 10:00 in the Smith College Theatre building to inaugurate this project. It was the first time the students had met us … Continue reading

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