About This Project

This site was created in the fall of 2002 as a project of graduate students in the Foundations of Digital Libraries course of the School of Library and Information Science at The Catholic University of America. The site is designed to organize and provide multiple access points to a collection of images of buildings that once stood on the Catholic University campus. Users may access the images by structure name by consulting a map that indicates the structures' former locations on campus. Information about people important in the history of the structures is included to provide a richer historical context of the buildings and their place in the history of the university.

The images were selected from the collection of the Department of Archives, Manuscripts, and Museum Collections and scanned into TIFF files at 300 dpi. The scanned images were re-sized and compressed into images for Web display in Adobe Photoshop. Adobe Photoshop 7.0 was also used to develop the other graphics on the site. The HTML structure of the files was created using Macromedia's Dreamweaver MX.

Reference materials held by the Washingtoniana Division of the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library of Washington, D.C., the Mullen Library, and the Catholic University Department of Archives, Manuscripts, and Museum Collections were consulted in the development of the textual information that accompanies the images. We are grateful to Timothy Meagher, Curator and University Archivist, Patrick Cullom, Graduate Library Program Assistant, and Heather Morgan, Administrative Assistant, for their assistance in the development and implementation of this project.

Project creators:

Amy Alderfer and Tracy Peoples

Omeka version created: 2013