Crossing Borders, Bridging Generations

Crossing Borders, Bridging Generations

Crossing Borders, Bridging Generations is an oral history project developed by the Brooklyn Historical Society. The CBBG site was already up and running when I was asked to install and integrate the OHMS (Oral History Metadata Synchronizer) viewer. The OHMS system allows for time-correlated keyword searching of the oral history transcripts.

I also developed new Drupal views, implemented interface updates and performed system maintenance.

Brooklyn Visual Heritage

Brooklyn Visual Heritage

Brooklyn Visual Heritage is a collaborative website featuring historic photos from the collections of the Brooklyn Historical Society, Brooklyn Museum and the Brooklyn Public Library. Working with the project coordinators from each institution, I developed this Drupal powered website to showcase the photographs.

Metadata from the three institutions was imported using the feeds and feeds tamper modules. The images are hosted at each institution but cached on the website using the imagecache external module. This project was challenging due to the number of interests involved but ultimately developed into a valuable resource of historic images.

Brooklyn Apartment - For Sale By Owner

Apartment For Sale

This one page site features a photo slideshow, property details section, and a google map highlighting the local attractions. Technical highlights include the use of HTML5 and CSS 3. The header was created purely with the CSS 3 @font-face attribute.

Brooklyn Public Library Catalog enlarge

Brooklyn Public Library Catalog

This redesign of the BPL catalog website was launched in October, 2009. The primary challenge was that the majority of the HTML within the vendor-supplied system can't be changed. The HTML is also invalid, non-semantic, and lacking in structure.

The user interface and experience was improved to help patrons easily find and check out library materials. The navigation was streamlined, redundant elements removed, and primary tasks were given more emphasis.

Price of a Stamp screenshot

Price of a Stamp

Experimental site utilizing CSS3 and jQuery UI to provide a historical timeline of US postage rates.

BPL mobile website screenshot

Brooklyn Public Library Mobile

I developed this mobile friendly site to deliver core library services and information to users on the go. The datasource of the primary website is tapped into in order to avoid content duplication.

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Fulton Street Trade Card Collection screenshot

Fulton Street Trade Card Collection

This Fulton Street Trade Card Collection consists of 245 advertising cards from businesses located on Fulton Street from the late 19th and early 20th century. A team of librarians worked on digitizing and cataloging the cards. My task was to build an easy to use website to present the collection to the public.

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Our Brooklyn

In 2005 I created this site for BPL's Brooklyn Collection utilizing a CSS based layout and valid XHTML. The Our Brooklyn site features short histories, facts, and other resources documenting Brooklyn's neighborhoods.