On my flight home from MLA in Philadelphia last week I took a moment to think about how NINES has changed since last year’s conference in San Francisco. In December of 2008 the first phase of the NINES redesign had just been launched as part of a major re-organization and outreach effort. Since then, phase 2 of the site has been launched, complete with the Discussion Forum and numerous other features and enhancements, and NINES was even featured on NPR (WMRA)! We didn’t quite make that (lofty) goal of reaching one million digital objects, but we did add over 25,000 new objects from 20 new sites over the course of the year.
Here are some fun metrics:
- New users: 215
- Objects collected: 1,122
- Objects tagged: 1,520
In 2010, we’re looking forward to renewing development on Juxta, as well as refining our Exhibit Builder content for print-on-demand. Our sister site, 18thConnect will go live this year, making access to scholarly projects and primary resources in the long eighteenth century much easier.
Please keep sending us feedback about the site, and if you know of any scholarly projects going live that would benefit from NINES peer review, don’t hesitate to contact us!