OpenWAAND Overview
OpenWAAND Overview

Title: OpenWAAND: Directory Platform

Version No: 2.0-beta

Version Date: Not determined at this time.

Description:
Women Artists Archives National Directory (WAAND), an ongoing project of Rutgers University Libraries , has laid the groundwork for OpenWAAND by developing the architecture, metadata schema, protocols, and survey instruments used to effectively describe collections and digital objects.

OpenWAAND consists of three linked databases: a Repository Directory, Collections, and an Entity (artist or artists' organization) Database. The Repository Directory is a database of archival organizations; it includes name, location, contact information, services provided, audiences served, and access policies and direct links to each. The Collections database describes the primary source material on a particular woman artist or women’s arts organization that is held by each repository and includes links to all online finding aids . The Entity database comprises basic information about the artist, such as dates of activity, genres, and geographic regions of the artist's activity.

Future OpenWAAND implementations include the Midwest Latino Arts Documentary Heritage Project of the Institute for Latino Studies, University of Notre Dame, and a multi-institutional directory to the historical and cultural resources of the City of Newark.

WAAND, funded initially funded by The Getty, is an innovative online directory to U.S. archival collections of primary source materials by and about women visual artists and women’s arts organizations active in the U.S. at any time from 1945 to the present. WAAND directs users to standardized information about archival collections to support research, comparative analysis, holdings assessment, and collaborative initiatives. The WAAND collections database describes the depth of primary source material for each artist or organization in the repository.

WAAND personnel include: Grace Agnew, WAAND Digital Architect, Associate University Librarian for Digital Library Systems, Rutgers; Principal Investigators Judith K. Brodsky and Dr. Ferris Olin; Chad M. Mills, RUL Programming Coordinator; Jeffery Triggs, RUL Application Developer, and Nicole Plett, Project Manager, Institute for Women and Art at Rutgers.

Major Features :

Customization capabilities: Vocabularies

Customization capabilities: Utility Configuration

Customization capabilities: Help Guide

Export

User management

UTF-8 Compliant

Operating System or Platform Dependencies:
Solaris; Linux

Other Application Dependencies:
MySQL 4.0.21 or above; PHP 4.3.8 or above

Installation:
Coming soon

Sample Scenario(s) of Use:
Coming soon

Contact: Kalaivani Ananthan, Digital Library Applications Manager
Rutgers University Libraries
Phone: 848/445-5815
Email: rucore_os@rulmail.rutgers.edu

 
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