My time at UCLA has officially come to an end. I’m very happy to report that the entire Howard-Holtzman collection on Isadora Duncan will be able to be viewed on the UCLA library digital collections website.
The majority of my effort went into making sure the data associated with each item in the collection was correctly associated with the digital image of that item. With over 6,000 images in the collection, this process was incredibly time consuming. Thankfully, Alison D’Amato, a PhD candidate at UCLA was recruited to help me with the work. In addition to associating each image with the information about the image, I worked a great deal on the data in order for it to group the images so that they would display according to the way that the EAD had arranged them.
While the data and images of the Isadora collection are all ready, the new display is still being worked on by the Digital Library. Below is a sample of the display that is in development.
Stand by for my next post about my 2 weeks in DC at the Dance Heritage Coalition headquarters…