Vice Admiralty Court of the Province of New York

Added Value and Metadata

Added Value
This will come from the additional components created to enhance a user's access and use of the digitized materials, such as:

  • Biography: This section will feature information on prominent individuals involved in the cases.
  • Vessels: A list of the vessels along with information on the captain and cases the ship is involved in.
  • Finding Aid: The complete finding aid for the New York PreFederal Courts.
  • Timeline: To help the user situate the cases within its historical context.
  • Transcriptions: A typed and modernized transcription of the documents.
  • Handwriting Key: This section will focus on presenting numerous examples of handwriting of the alphabet.
  • Search Function:
    • A user will be able to search the entire site based on the metadata created for each object.
    • Will also include an advanced search in which the user can select a series, case type, or year range.

Metadata
As the project will depend on Omeka for the organization and publication of the materials to the web, Dublin Core - the metadata standard built into Omeka - will be used for each item.

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