Documenting Teresa Carreño is built on Omeka v.2.3.1, an open-source content management and publishing platform. This instance is installed on a server, which is run and maintained by Reclaim Hosting. The site is currently running the Thanks, Roy theme with slight customizations to the original source code.
The following plugins are installed and used by this site:
- Neatline Features
- Neatline Widget – Simile Timeline
- Neatline Widget – Waypoints
The Scripto plugin is being used in this project to create transcriptions of performance reception of Carreño’s concerts. It provides a collaborative space for crowd-sourcing transcriptions, as well as editing and reviewing transcribed documents through MediaWiki.
The Neatline plugins are being used to create geo-spatial and temporal visualizations, which plot and trace Carreño’s concert tours using maps and timelines. Location data based on her concert appearances was geocoded using a programming language called Ruby and converted them to WKT (Well-known-text), which is a text markup language used to represent vector geometry objects on a map, such as the one in Neatline. (See: http://www.annakijas.com/adventures-in-geocoding-for-neatline/)
Controlled vocabulary, based on the Name Authority Files in the Library of Congress Linked Data, as well as Virtual International Authority File (VIAF) is being used to ensure that names of composers and compositions titles are consistent and accurately represented.