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Courtney S. Danforth
Last updated 1/19/99
Book Digital Editions
My responsibilities for the creation of
these digital republications include supervision of the initial archival
scanning and the creation of WWW deliverable JPEGs, the architecture for
each title, the decorative or navigational elements, and the setting together
of all the project components. The History of Science and Natural History
rare book collections are a part of the Special Collections of the Smithsonian
Robert Johnson Notebooks
Created as a resource and publication space
for a University of Virginia English Department class, Mississippi in Story
and Song. My work included site architecture, graphics, digitization of
text and audio clips, and working in partnership for a client.
Tibetan Book of the Dead
One of the exhibits from Special Collections
of the University of Virginia Library. The site design and coding are my
work, as are 90% of the artifact digital photographs. Awards received include:
Yahoo Pick of the Day (2/19/98), and USA Today Hot Site of the Day (2/20/98).
the Dirt Fly!" Building the Panama Canal
I was the lead designer for this virtual
version of an exhibition shown in the Smithsonian Institution Libraries'
exhibition space. I designed the site architecture, created the graphics,
and did the code for the project.
Most of Special Collections
These are some of the earliest examples of
my digital photography. This exhibition was mounted by the University of
Virginia's Special Collections. Digital photographs include:
I spent 14 months as one member of this project,
digitally photographing each page of some 500 volumes of early American
fiction from the collection of the University of Virginia. Here
is one of my photographs.
On this project I made digital photographs
from the glass plate negatives taken by Rufus Holsinger, a local Charlottesville
in the early twentieth century.
Charleston Love Story: a hypertext
An effort to reintroduce a "lost" nineteenth
century African-American novel by recontextualization including images,
supporting documents, and historical essays. The novel itself can be read,
in HTML format, or searched in SGML format.
An original project for a graduate level American
Studies Colloquium. A documentary history of the birth of the Smithsonian
Institution. The entire project, inception to execution, is my work.
A virtual travelogue for Alexis DeTocqueville's
and Gustave DeBeaumont's visit to America in 1831 and 1832. Project concept,
site architecture, text preparation, layout, and presentation graphics
Apotheosis of Robert E. Lee
An editorial project: I took an existing
project and expanded it with complementary resources (text and image) and
redesigned organization and navigation.
Domestic Frontier: The West in Women's Personal Narrative
My first academic WWW project. The site offers
a look at domestic qualities of the western frontier. Commentary is organized
for browsing through topic, author, geography, and chronology. All design
and preparation is my own.
Reworking of an existing site for the Bayly
Art Museum's annual Writer's Eye Competition. My work consisted of considerable
reorganization and editing.
The original WWW promotional site for the
Schuyler, VA museum. My work included the initial design, and digitization
of the images (from slides) and the text.
Yellow Pages: Regional
Studies and Popular
A contribution to the resources of AS@UVA
-- an evaluative link listing for WWW sites on the topics of Southern Studies
and Pop Culture.