A dynamic timeline serves up an archive of images to tell the story of Oregon’s history in diverse, personalized presentations.
The Oregon Historical Society’s TimeWeb builds interactive timelines that create historical webs of ideas, events, and places with over 800 records from their archival collection. Visitors can customize the presentations by focusing time parameters, by selecting from dozens of tags or topics, or by filtering items on the timeline according to regions, materials, or keywords. Spotlights provide thematic tours on the timeline with essays and curated record sets. Relationships between items on the timeline are visualized when multiple tags are selected and records coalesce along thematic bands in the interface. Through a robust content management system the Oregon Historical Society can continue to add records and spotlights in the future in order to expand the storytelling capabilities of TimeWeb.
Press & AwardsHOW, Interactive Design Awards, Merit, Consumer Web Sites, 2010Communication Arts, Webpick, May 2009
Visitors can create custom-themed timelines (with over 800 records from an archive) by focusing time parameters, selecting from dozens of tags or topics and by filtering items according to region, materials or keywords.“Blowing the Dust Off,” The Oregonian, Mary Pitman Kitch, March 26, 2009
If you haven’t checked out the Oregon Historical Society’s dynamite ‘Time Web’ and brilliant trove of historic photographs and documents online, you should. Whether you’re in grade school or graduate school, it is simple to gain access to the online collection...The society’s spectacular online resources are invaluable for rural Oregonians. Many can only rarely visit the society’s research library in downtown Portland.
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- Kieran Lynn, Christian Bannister
- Technology Director
- Thomas Wester
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- David Brewer
- Michael Godfrey, Cedric Schaedel
- Jennifer Guibord
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- Rebecca Rosen
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