Scrapbook Update #4

This week has easily been one of the most hectic and stressful weeks in my entire college career, and I’m sure that’s the case for most college students across the country. The transition from in-person to online shouldn’t affect my group too badly. We completed all of the scans we need for our project and most of what we have […]

Small Scrapbooking Update #3

In the past two weeks, the group has gotten a lot done. In order to better contextualize the family in Fredericksburg’s history and how Anne impacted the community, I contacted Jeanette to see if there was anyone Anne knew that may be willing to give a few words about her. Jeanette directed me to John Hennessy, among others, and I […]

Wikipedia and Creative Commons

Wikipedia Fredericksburg, Virginia: Looking at the discussions on this article was fairly entertaining. While few people contributed to substantial facts about the town (ie. pointing out some information on Thomas Jefferson), plenty of people joined in the discussion of whether or not Fredericksburg is a part of Nova. As for the page’s history itself, it has undergone few revisions and […]

Scrapbook Update #2

This week we’ve gotten the Instagram (@rowescrapbooksfxbg) and gmail account ( set up for our project, and assigned members of the group to upkeeping those accounts. Our primary goal for this week was to locate the specific artifacts and pictures we want to scan for our project. Today, we made significant progress in documenting what we would be scanning and […]

Small Scrapbooking Update

Today, Glynnis, Mady, and I met with two of Anne Wilson Rowe’s daughters, Jeanette and Florence. Through them, we were able to gain more insight on their family and what they’re hoping to see from the project. Both sisters seemed pleased with our ideas on how to utilize the scrapbooks and were open to further communication throughout the semester, with […]

Scrapbook Group Video

In this video, myself and other members of the Scrapbook group introduce ourselves and what our individual jobs are for this project. I will be helping to do additional contextual research, acting as our Kenmore liaison, and helping to digitize and transcribe scrapbooks. Saying our jobs helps to solidify them and act as more of a commitment so that we […]

Brief Notes on Digital Projects

1.) 9/11 Digital Archive: I like the colors chosen for this website. Even though the home page has a lot of information, it doesn’t seem overwhelming. However, I wish the home page included titles for the pictures instead of things like “2.pjpeg.” I also really like how they listed how to cite their information, something we may want to incorporate. […]

Digital Project Review

First Days Project: This is a project dedicated to documenting new immigrants’ experiences in the U.S. I really enjoy that the home page is clear on the intention of the project and has small quotes and snippets from immigrants featured in the project. I also like the navigation designs toward the bottom of the page that are a bit more […]

Omeka Site Review

Histories of the National Mall: My favorite item on this site was the interactive map. A neat, clean, and concise map where you can click on markers to give interesting snapshots in time is a fascinating idea. Upon selecting an item to gain more information, one could easily return to the main map without any hassle. While the “Explorations” tab […]