The stress is finally coming to a close with the website and we can finally take a moment to look back and see how we did. To start off broadly I would say that our website is a success for what it is suppose to be. The entire purpose of our website was to assist […]

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Digital Identity

Digital Identity is a very interesting topic (especially since we just had a very in depth discussion on it). The idea that we would be able to project ourselves to the “entire” world would not seem possible a century ago. Whenever we decide to go on Facebook/twitter and post, or make a blog post for […]


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Productive Failure

The biggest problem that I ran into is not what you would consider your typical problem. While learning how to navigate WordPress was a bit of a challenge it was not the biggest challenge. My biggest productive failure was constructing my page on the website and let me explain why. When my group and I […]

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Website Update

So far the website is coming along great with the progress we have made so far. There is a lot of good information on the site that we have gathered, but it always feels like we could have more. I try not to worry so much about it because it turns into a “well if […]

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Meeting with the whole group

We finally got to meet with our entire group (including the computer science people) for the first time in quite a while. So, how did the meeting go? The meeting went great honestly. I feel like we exchanged a lot of information as to what we wanted to do for this project. No one seemed […]

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Digital Archives

Digital Archives can sometimes be a huge blessing or can seem like a dead end. I will go ahead and say that I love digital archives and they should always be used as a valuable tool. I am not blind however to the “dangers” that come with them. I once had a professor who said […]

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Group progress update

So for our Agudas Israel project we have made large gains in the research department. Thankfully there is a ton of information on the founding of the Synagogue that we can use for our website. I will here soon begin to start playing around more on the website and start to put stuff on it. […]

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Wikipedia History entries

So let it be known that when I first start to look at multiple pages it was hard to find the “discussion” tab as they changed it to “talk”. Now that I have my chest clear on the very small matter let me begin. First off I love Wikipedia to the bottom of my heart. […]

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Story Map & Timeline JS

After creating a product using both of these tools I think I have a firm opinion on each one. Story Map JS So with Story Map I did not know what I was getting into because I have never heard of or used Story Map before. The Only JS tool I have even touched was […]

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Game Plan and Tools

What’s the game plan? After going through some of the information in special collections we have decided to focus mainly on the founding of the Synagogue. There is a good amount of information regarding the founding families and their lives involving the community. The two main families that I am excited to research is the […]

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