• Project Title: Improving Accessibility, Visibility, and Organization of Historical Sources and Data

  • BASIS Advisor: Dr. Ryan Grove

  • Internship Location: Library of Congress

  • Onsite Mentor: Andrew Forsberg

Our understanding of the flow of history is something we take for granted, but is really a miracle of human achievement. We can take objects out of the ground, and by scientific analysis analyze what time period it came from, what its original state is, and learn more about the surrounding conditions. However, the quality of those artifacts fall victim to the relentless process of aging, and after they are gone the information they contain will disappear. My Senior Project is dedicated to preserving the information these artifacts store, by digitally preserving qualities and information about the object, as well as even creating a working visualization modeling both what it looks like and compiling all the above information into an easily comprehensible format.