Friday, October 3, 2008

New DMR Collection: Joseph Fisher World War II Scrapbook

The latest collection added to the Digital Media Repository is the Joseph Fisher World War II Scrapbook. The collection consists of a scrapbook compiled by Fisher's mother containing letters, mementos, photographs, newspaper clippings, and inserts accompanying military allotment checks.

This collection, like other digital scrapbooks, was a special challenge to present in the DMR. We wanted to show the structure of the book, while at the same time provide searchable information for each item therein. In order to accomplish that, the scrapbook is presented in it's entirety in item number one of the collection, followed by a separate record for each artifact.

Stay tuned for Phase II of this collection, which should include an additional page-turning interface.