April 15-18, 2009
Indianapolis, Indiana, USA

Demonstrations: Description

Jewish Women: A Comprehensive Historical Encyclopedia

Ari Davidow, Jewish Women's Archive, USA

JWA was faced with taking the text from a CD-ROM-based Encyclopedia and putting it online, as cheaply as possible, while also taking maximum advantage of existing Web 2.0 tools on the JWA website, and trying to do so in a way that got as close to the joy of discovery that one gets browsing a paper encyclopedia as possible. Response from Encyclopedia users indicates that we have met these goals.

Demonstration: Demonstrations 1 [Close Up]

Keywords: Jewish women, online encyclopedia, Web 2.0, Jewish Women's Archive, Drupal