Presentation on theme: "The Spirit of Design: Multidisciplinary/Multimedia Database and Website 5th Annual MERLOT International Conference Design Review Session James Potter,"— Presentation transcript:
The Spirit of Design: Multidisciplinary/Multimedia Database and Website 5th Annual MERLOT International Conference Design Review Session James Potter, Architecture, University of Nebraska-Lincoln Rumiko Handa, Architecture, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Project Description A multimedia database and website that connects works of five creative disciplines -- architecture, literature, film, theater, and art. Each entry includes: 1) reproduction/excerpts of the work created in the above disciplines; 2) bibliographic information; 3) criticisms; and 4) links to associated works.
Grants Enhancing Teaching and Learning at UNL, 2004-2005 Arts and Humanities Seed Grant from UNL, 2005-2006
Advisory Board Carole Levin, History, UNL Steve Behrendt, English, UNL Russell Ganim, Modern Languages, UNL Ron Bartels, Art and Art History, UNL Margaret MacIntyre Latta, Education, UNL Architectural Historian, U.K. (in negotiation)
Database Software Developed by: –DeeAnn Allison, Professor of UNL Library –Stacy Rickel, Programmer, UNL Love Library MySQL/PHP, currently in SUN V880 workstation with Solaris 9 (moving into SUN 240 workstation soon)
Data Gathering Select 10 film/architecture/literature/etc. combinations for the pilot database. About 440 films entered. Useful resources identified (Internet Movie Database, etc.) Request e-mails sent; Received suggestions –Architecture faculty members of nearby states –Film archive librarians (UCLA, USC, Academy of Motion Pictures) –Film studies faculty members of selected programs nationwide –Frank Lloyd Wright Preservation Trust
Copyright Clearance Consultant: –Turan Odabasi, Intellectual Property Lawyer, Associate General Counsel, Office of the Vice President and General Counsel, University of Nebraska
Timeline 2005-2008: –Entries Relevant to Undergraduate Survey Courses in Architectural History History, Literature, and Art, with a focus on 16th-19th century England 2008-: –Expand to other chronological and geographical topics –Expand to K-12 World History and Culture Topics
Questions How do we make our database/website better? –Content? –Structure? How do we sustain our project? –Funding Possibilities -- Federal, Private, Corporate? –Contributors?