Mongolian Temples - Repositioning Archive data to new use
The client had an existing, but failed, website holding a partial archive of an historical research project actioned in 2007. The goal was to recover this data, integrate with other archives of associated data, and present in a new and interesting fashion.
It was accepted that a huge manual re-entry project could achieve the target of implementing data in a new structure, but data recovery would provide speed of transfer and error management. The Client kept discovering other data sources created in the initial research period. The other data sources required manual clean up to resolve data entry errors from 2007. Manual clean up took 4 months of the Client’s project staff time. The final data port took a working day to generate a website of 2000 pages, with 36000 images. We identified GPS data and were able to create maps of locations as a visual aid to Users. To keep the Home page interesting, images from each location are auto populated to the home page, as well as promoting a Location Of the Day. Data searches are possible via freeform Search fields, Maps, and Subject heading lists - the goal was to provide the user with as many different options as the data allowed. The client provided their own graphics and style sheets, and Teddy Edward integrated these into the final site layouts. The site is dual language, using a mixture of Mongolian and Roman scripts, and offering Language choices in menus and articles. Hosting is not with Teddy Edward, but we provided technical services for domain setup and DNS resolution.