Title

Stockton Commons Web Portal

Format

SOECS Senior Project Demonstration

Faculty Mentor Name

Michael Doherty

Faculty Mentor Department

School of Engineering and Computer Science

Abstract/Artist Statement

Stockton Commons is a web portal providing access to the many archival assets held by the University of the Pacific related to Stockton and the surrounding delta. The portal combines a meta-database containing all existing assets with an innovative query protocol. This protocol links the assets housed in the database into the map-based interface, enabling users to navigate the site temporally and spatially as well as by theme. Toolbars will also allow users to navigate by historical periods to highlight archival research associated with a particular range of dates (the Gold Rush period, for example). A thematic toolbar will allow users to select site features associated with particular themes, such as Historical Figures, Artists and Authors, Natural Landscapes, Social Spaces, Native Peoples and Immigrant Groups, and Routes through the Delta. We plan to officially launch the site in Spring 2012. At that time, management of the project will shift to student and faculty teams housed in the Humanities Center. We will collaborate with local community groups and heritage/historical societies from the Delta region to facilitate their participation in the project, both by providing archives for inclusion and by sponsoring student/faculty research teams at their sites. Outreach efforts will begin to generate new projects for inclusion on the website, including workshops aimed at helping faculty design course assignments and independent student research projects. We also intend to work with the San Joaquin County Board of Education to develop K-12 lesson plans based on the site in accordance with California curriculum guidelines.

Location

School of Engineering & Computer Science

Start Date

30-4-2011 2:00 PM

End Date

30-4-2011 3:30 PM

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Stockton Commons Web Portal

School of Engineering & Computer Science

Stockton Commons is a web portal providing access to the many archival assets held by the University of the Pacific related to Stockton and the surrounding delta. The portal combines a meta-database containing all existing assets with an innovative query protocol. This protocol links the assets housed in the database into the map-based interface, enabling users to navigate the site temporally and spatially as well as by theme. Toolbars will also allow users to navigate by historical periods to highlight archival research associated with a particular range of dates (the Gold Rush period, for example). A thematic toolbar will allow users to select site features associated with particular themes, such as Historical Figures, Artists and Authors, Natural Landscapes, Social Spaces, Native Peoples and Immigrant Groups, and Routes through the Delta. We plan to officially launch the site in Spring 2012. At that time, management of the project will shift to student and faculty teams housed in the Humanities Center. We will collaborate with local community groups and heritage/historical societies from the Delta region to facilitate their participation in the project, both by providing archives for inclusion and by sponsoring student/faculty research teams at their sites. Outreach efforts will begin to generate new projects for inclusion on the website, including workshops aimed at helping faculty design course assignments and independent student research projects. We also intend to work with the San Joaquin County Board of Education to develop K-12 lesson plans based on the site in accordance with California curriculum guidelines.