Create a digital essay that draws on an annotated collection of primary sources.
Print this user guide for students.
See What Others Have Built
- Artists, Patrons, and Japanese Art, student project from course on Asian art and architecture.
- William Corbett’s bookshop, student project from a course at Newcastle University, UK.
- Emotional Greatness: Sister Carrie and the American Stage, 1900-1910
Steps for creating a site:
- Sign up for a free account. Choose a domain name that reflects the topic of your research, so that others interested in this topic can better find you on the web.
- Invite classmates to collaborate and help manage the website by becoming administrative users.
- Choose and configure a design theme. Add a header image, and think about ways to customize the navigation or display of Dublin Core fields (all can be edited later) for item record pages.
- Install plugins that you will be using for this site, such as the Exhibit Builder and Simple Pages.
- Plan which sources and files you want to include in the site, and gather any bibliographic or descriptive data together for uploading.
- Upload sources and files to build the website’s “archive.”
- Tag items as you add them if you want to make connections between different sources or organize items by themes. Once added, tags may be edited or deleted.
- Write an essay about your sources using the Exhibit Builder or by creating a Simple Page.