The Mapping Renewal pilot project was funded by a Humanities Collections and Reference Resources Foundations Grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities. The University of Arkansas at Little Rock Center for Arkansas History and Culture (CAHC) directed the project. The Arkansas Economic Development Institute (AEDI) provided technical support, including geolocating digitized items, programming the website, and building the database. UA Little Rock CRUX Lab served to orchestrate the initial usability testing of the beta website. The interface design mockup was created by faculty in the UA Little Rock Art and Design and Computer Science Departments.
Deborah Baldwin, PhD, Director of CAHC. Dr. Baldwin was the academic administrator of this project.
Thomas Clifton, MFA, Professor of Art for UA Little Rock. Mr. Clifton created the interface design mockup.
Geoffrey Joseph, MS, Assistant Research Specialist for IT Projects at AEDI. Mr. Joseph served as the programmer analyst on this project.
Kevin Koonce, GIS Analyst for the AEDI. Mr. Koonce assisted in the coordination of efforts internally and to help with various problems, through research/troubleshooting and implementation.
Shannon Lausch, MLIS, Multimedia Archivist for CAHC. Ms. Lausch’s responsibilities on the project have been supervisory over graduate students working on the project as well as leading all digitization and metadata endeavors.
Kristin Mann, PhD, Professor of History for UA Little Rock. Dr. Mann coordinated efforts with teacher engagement for this project.
Laura McClellan, Assistant Director for CAHC. Ms. McClellan served as a grants activity coordinator and managed the day to day financial tasks associated with the project.
David Rasmussen, MS, Associate Research Specialist for IT projects at AEDI. Mr. Rasmussen served in the roles of database administrator and server administrator for this project.
Elise Tanner, MS, Director of Digital Projects and Initiatives for CAHC. Ms. Tanner’s responsibilities included overseeing all technical aspects of the project, including the production of a website. Ms. Tanner also assisted in supervising graduate students contributing to the project.
Thomas Wallace, MA, Senior Instructor, Web Design and Development and IT Minor Program Coordinator for UA Little Rock. Mr. Wallace built a base front-end for the site.
Deano Traywick, GIS Analyst at AEDI. Mr. Traywick’s responsibility was to geo-reference and geo-code items.
Andrew Mcclain. Mr. Mcclain assisted in the digitization of materials for this project.
Jacob McGuire. Mr. McGuire provided additional support for the StoryMaps, particularly by filming video to support the narratives.
Acadia Roher. Ms. Roher’s responsibilities included digitization and metadata creation. She also authored the StoryMaps and many of the articles on the Mapping Renewal blog.
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