NC Architects

North Carolina Architects and Builders: A Biographical Dictionary

Overview

Originally conceived as a print publication, the North Carolina Architects and Builders: A Biographical Dictionary project is the first product of the Office of Digital Publishing. DLI developed the interface, search system, and back end data processing infrastructure.

Team

  • Joseph Ryan, Digital Library Initiatives.
  • Tito Sierra, Digital Library Initiatives.
  • Markus Wust, Copyright & Digital Scholarship Center.
  • Jason Casden, Digital Library Initiatives.
  • Cory Lown, Digital Library Initiatives.

Technical Details

The project features a faceted search interface powered by solr, an open source search tool. Solr is used to index and search XML documents that contain the project data. The project uses XSLT to render many of its project pages. jQuery and YUI help to provide a contemporary user experience.

 

Project Links

Reports and Presentations

Ryan, J., and Wust, M. (2009). "North Carolina Architects & Builders: A Biographical Dictionary", Preservation North Carolina Annual Conference, October 29, 2009.

Casden, J., Ryan, J., and Wust, M. (2009). "New Ways of Exposing Digital Library Content: "WolfWalk" and "North Carolina Architects & Builders", North Carolina Library Association 2009 Conference, October 9, 2009.

Bishir, C., Ryan, J., and Wust, M. (2009). "North Carolina Architects & Builders: A Biographical Dictionary", Issues in Libraries and Higher Education, North Carolina State University Libraries, June 16, 2009.

Bishir, C., Ryan, J., and Wust, M. (2008). "North Carolina Architects & Builders: A Biographical Dictionary", Preservation North Carolina Annual Conference, October 9, 2008.


Last updated: November 2, 2009