During the fall 2019 semester, I collaborated with Scripps College Postdoctoral Fellow in Dance Meiver De la Cruz on designing a project that would enable her students in an undergraduate dance studies course to share their research with diverse audiences beyond the confines of their classroom. We decided that Scalar would be the ideal platform for them publish a media-rich archive about their individual projects. I not only led the technical training that prepared the students to work in Scalar, but also provided feedback on their progress and helped troubleshoot whenever necessary throughout the semester.
This archive represents the work of students in book arts seminars taught over several semesters at Scripps College by Assistant Professor Tia Blassingame. Previously, Tia had created a distinct Omeka site for each semester’s work; this was the first year that I worked with Tia to bring each individual project together into a single archive, migrating content via an API and ensuring that the final, collated product was clean and publishable.
During the Fall 2018 semester, I collaborated with Scripps College Associate Professor of Music Anne Harley to design a project that would enable her students in an undergraduate core class to create an archive of their research concerning the impact of the social justice movements of the 1960s in Claremont. Because most of the students’ research was undertaken in the special
collections libraries of The Claremont Colleges, we decided that Omeka would be the best tool for them to learn. I not only led the technical training that prepared the students to work in Omeka, but also provided feedback about their progress and helped troubleshoot whenever necessary throughout the semester. The further development of this archive is ongoing.