Final Project Evaluation

DH101: Final Presentation
Evaluation Guide

A. Group Evaluation

1. Metadata: Resource Description and Citation

– How are the items described? Reflects consistency and standards?
– Engagement with ontologies: both LCSH (taxonomy) and tags (folksonomy). Ask them to perform a search using a LCSH term and a tag term.
– Strategy for “display” metadata fields in the exhibits and in the maps/timeline.
– proper citations and credits?

2. Interface/Navigation: Content Organization

– How is the top-level navigation in the static frontpage organized? How does it relate to how the topic is organized? (chronological? geographical? sub-themes? type of resources?)

– How are the ‘collections’ and the ‘exhibits’ organized? Does it demonstrate the difference between the repository and the narrative?
– Visually compelling? Any additional work with graphics and html to enhance the omeka experience?

3. Scholarly Content: Research and Collaboration

– quality of resources: does it reflect thoughtful research? variety of type of resources? (journal articles, archival documents, images, sound and other media).
– “About” Page: insights into their process? challenges and solutions? Demonstrates critical engagement with tools and methods?

B. Individual Evaluations

1. For Exhibits

– For exhibits: quality of resources, thoughtful narratives, organization of themes, and visual considerations (ex. Inserting placeholder images for pdf documents; using html, embedding video/audio files using html for seamlessness, etc).

2. Visualization and Analysis

– For Visualization: relevance and quality of data; discussion of the limitation of data (sample size, source, etc.); discussion of methodology (spreadsheet to output); usefulness of the visualization and understanding of its representation.

3. Maps/Timeline

– For Maps/Timeline: fully utilize all of Neatline features? Discussion of the ‘ideal’ version (because a few critical features of Neatline were not available); exploring effective narrative with lines, points, polygons, shapes, color, icons and pop-ups; extra credit for importing data.

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