In this second information age, libraries and archives are constantly working to put “hidden” materials, collections, and data online so the public and scholars can discover bits of the past and make connections that may have seemed lost.
Over the last few months, working with the Freer Sackler’s wonderful Digital Media and Technology team, the archives has been able to streamline and improve our website. We now have new and improved resource gateways for various collections including Ernst Herzfeld and Antoine Sevruguin.
|Alice Roosevelt on the deck of the SS Manchuria.|
|Aleppo (Syria): Madrasa al-Zahiriyya, Entrance Portal: Plan, Elevetion and Section|
Collection organization starts from the the physical formats (paper, photographs, film) into understandable series boxes and order. It is now also necessary to insure that the context and organization (also preservation of creator’s thoughts) are preserved in an online setting.