Earlier this week, I launched A Woman of the Century: A Crowdsourcing Project of the Nineteenth and Twenty-First Centuries. While the project has a long way to go, I am pleased that it is public.
Over the course of the week, I have reworked my About and Women of the Week pages. I wasn’t happy with the way that they looked, and I am much happier now. While there are still a few things to change, the pages are an improvement from what they were.
I’ve also spent time editing and enhancing items and exhibitions. I look forward to the days when I have enough content in different items and exhibitions to be able to discover and write about trends. There is great potential for analysis of several fields, but nothing is at that point yet. For now, I’m working to put items into various exhibitions so that users can read and analyze what is there. Both Women of the Century by Birthplace, for people interested in local history, and the Women of the Century by Occupations, for people interested in women’s history, include in progress and available women. I continue to add in progress items and the names of women to these lists.
Finally, I have added some items, one contributor has added an item, and I am working with another contributor as she enhances her items. I’ve done some marketing within my personal network and hope to have additional contributors soon.
Tomorrow, I will be heading to Boston to attend THATCamp New England. I look forward to hearing what others are up to and to learning new DH tools. After that, I’ll return home to work on my current project.