Memphis Architecture Goes Digital at Rhodes

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New Database Provides Info on Historic Buildings

Thanks to a concentrated effort by a group of students this summer, many of Memphis’ better known buildings have been photographed and added to Rhodes’ DLynx database to form the Memphis Architecture Image Collection. Visual Resources Fellow Lana Theriault ’19, a group of Engagement and Digital Scholarship Fellows (funded by the Mellon Foundation), and Visual Resources Center student employees traveled around Memphis taking high-quality images of selected buildings. The students researched each site and wrote rich metadata describing each of the buildings. The student team gathered and organized metadata, edited images, and prepared the data set for ingestion into DLynx, Rhodes’ digital archive and repository. The student team, including Aylen Mercado ’19, Jill Fredenburg ’17, Chris Meadows ’18, Jean Xiong ’17, and Madalyn Bryant ’17, will continue to document significant sites in Memphis during the 2016-2017 academic year. 

See more at Memphis Architectural Image Collection.