by Matt Ransom
In an effort to centralize and promote access to the research of the Center for Appalachian Studies, Dr. William Schumann, director of the Center, proposed a collaborative project with the Digital Scholarship and Initiatives team and ASU Web Services. The project had three primary objectives: (1) create a central online ASU web presence where current and future research projects of the Center could be made accessible, (2) migrate a pre-existing website to the new platform, and (3) have the website up and running by the beginning of the Spring 2018 semester for their Black Mountain Semester project.
With the assistance of Amy Love in Web Services, we acquired web space on the appstate.edu domain and created Appalachia Online. The migration of their pre-existing website became Mountain Music in the Classroom. Then we created the page structure for the Black Mountain College Semester project. Throughout the semester, Appalachian Studies students will be adding content to the website to complete the project.
Keep checking Appalachia Online. There are more projects on the horizon!