This week for my digital project, I added a few more elements to my Omeka site and started on a bit of work that is not currently on the Omeka site quite yet. I added a few more items to my featured exhibits, “Corbin Hollow” and “Nicholson Hollow”. I figured out which image I wanted to use for the cover image and took screenshots of the digital map of the icons on the digital map that match with the location of each hollow. I also made the Nicholson Hollow exhibit, which includes a page with the ‘people of Nicholson Hollow’ and ‘buildings of Nicholson Hollow’. I linked some of my items from a previous Omeka activity to the exhibit and think I would like to find a couple more for each page in the Nicholson Hollow as well as the Corbin Hollow exhibits. I also spent time this week thinking of and writing some of the educational content for the Omeka site. I would like to paint a picture of what life was like in the hollows of Shenandoah National Park and provide further context on the topic of the mountain people. I am still writing the content for this part of the project, although I did include a section about size of buildings and households among the mountain families in the Corbin Hollow exhibit page. I may need to move things around as I continue, which is why I have all the educational content stored onto another document.
Going forward, I am still trying to figure out how to make the map interactive and linking my exhibit pages into the digital map. I will be focusing on that next week, as well as creating more educational content for providing context on the mountain families. I also need to add in the general information about Shenandoah National Park and the general overview of the removal of the Shenandoah families. This part may be apart of the finishing touches as I really need to get the interactive map portion up and running first. Also on finishing touches, I need to figure out the rights for the Omeka site and the write out the acknowledgements section.