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18th Century at Yale

I worked with library and museum staff to envision, develop and build a web portal connecting scholars to 18th Century resources and collections throughout the university.   The site required a robust information architecture to showcase news, events, collections, people, and more.   Built within the standard YaleSites template, the site includes a wide array of visual materials and CSS customizations to evoke an eighteenth century design scheme.    It also leverages a variety of shared-content tools available through the Yale Drupal platform

Northeast Food Knowledge Ecosystem

nefke.nesawg.org

A yearlong project to research and develop a prototype “knowledge ecosystem” in Drupal to aggregate and deliver information tools and resources related to local food systems.  I researched relevant information systems and tools in order to architect a robust framework within Drupal.   Worked with a geographically-dispersed team of technical developers and project stakeholders to build this grant-funded pilot project.

Outcome:  Pilot project formed the basis for current NESAWG Directory of Food System Organizations

Lab/Faculty websites at Yale

I organized and built Drupal 7  websites for Faculty within the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology.  Each site involved working with faculty to customize Drupal to present their research, publications and lab materials as they needed.    These sites all utilize Drupal’s Biblio module to manage extensive lists of publications.

Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

Yale EEBI worked with a committee of faculty, staff and graduate students from the Yale University Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology (EEB) to migrate their old website to the Yale’s Drupal 7 platform.  This required a complete redesign of the site architecture and synthesizing content from several existing websites into a single easy-to-navigate site.  I customized Drupal views, content-types, CSS, blocks and more for this site’s particular needs, and coordinated a somewhat complex production roll-out with Yale IT staff.

NorthEast Research Libraries Consortium (NERL)

The NERL website is a custom theme built on Yale University’s Drupal 6 content management system (CMS), and takes full advantage of Drupal’s modularity and flexibility, which enabled us to develop a custom architecture for organizing and sharing NERL’s web content.

Much of the content on this website is restricted to NERL members, utilizing Drupal’s content access and user/role capabilities.   Drupal views are used to display different slices of the database information.

I worked with NERL to consolidate two existing html websites (public and private) into a single site.  I analyzed business needs, wrote the project specification, built the site within Yale’s drupal instrallation, worked with numerous technical service providers, and supervised external designers and programmers.

Yale University Office of Digital Assets and Infrastructure

The ODAI website is a custom theme built on Yale University’s Drupal content management system (CMS), and takes full advantage of Drupal’s modularity and flexibility, which enabled us to develop a custom architecture for organizing and sharing ODAI’s web content.  I worked with ODAI to re-conceive their web presence, analyzed business needs, wrote the project specification, built the site within Yale’s Drupal installation, worked with numerous technical service providers, and supervised external designers and programmers. Taxonomy is used to bring together content based on a custom subject scheme developed to explore and highlight the diversity of Yale’s digital ecosystem.

STATUS: Department reorganized and website taken offline