High Five!

Shenandoah Living Archive

Dr. Séan McCarthy’s Digital Rhetoric class worked alongside JMU Libraries & Educational Technologies to develop The Shenandoah Living Archive Project, an initiative designed to include “interactive exhibits of born-digital items such as oral histories, video, and geospatial projects as well as physical materials such as flyers, pamphlets, and diaries” according to their press release sent out in mid-November.

CIT’s Kevin Hegg and D. Lee Beard both worked with Séan and his class on the Shenandoah Living Archive Project. Kevin Hegg and Christine Donovan of CIT provided technology and system support with WordPress and the AESOP storytelling WordPress plug-in that the class used to create a multimodal narrative for their readers. Hegg also provided technology support at the public event held at Massanutten Library on December 2.

D. Lee Beard, CIT’s Director of Media Production Services, assisted in taking a historical map of the Newtown area in downtown Harrisonburg and overlaying it with a modern map using Google Earth and Photoshop. He created a printable map with arial views marking the outline of the houses for the students to use to chalk out and tape where the houses were located. Beard was also the pilot and videographer for the flying quadcopter drone camera. He flew the drone over the project outlines before, during, and at the end of the project to provide an arial view documentation of where the houses were located.

For more information on the Shenandoah Living Archive Project:

From WHSV.com: http://www.whsv.com/home/headlines/Archives-284549631.html

From The Breeze: http://www.breezejmu.org/news/article_14aa8f1e-6e0d-11e4-878b-c7ac927f80f0.html