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  1. Feb 2018
    1. This is one of my favorite parts of the website. I think this a is a great organizational tool and something I want to try for in our website.

    1. Technical Support Email: support@alexanderstreet.com Telephone: 1-800-889-5937 When reporting a problem please include your customer name, e-mail address, phone number, domain name or IP address and that of your web proxy server if used.

      They fact that they're acknowledging the possibility of technical errors is something I haven't really seen before. It makes me feel like they really care about the website and it's users and want to make our use of it as successful as possible.

    2. Special Editors Book Review Editors: Kathleen Laughlin, Metropolitan State University Megan Threlkeld, Denison University Digital Humanities Editor: Michelle Moravec, Rosemont College Primary Source Collections Editorsr: Ellen Hartigan-O’Connor, University of California, Davis Lisa Materson, University of California, Davis News from the Archives Editor: Tanya Zanish-Belcher, Wake Forest University 6. Project Staff Kathryn Kish

      You can contact the special editors and project staff via email and it gives a lot of background about the project editors. I like how there are so many different people involved.

    3. Though this seems like a lot of information to sift through but I'm so glad they give so much background on the website and contributors. It really helps explain the website. Because the website is so extensive, this makes it more approachable and offers a lot of help.

    1. How to Cite Sources from WASM

      This part where they help users cite things from their website is really interesting to me. I think it's nice that they acknowledge their users are going to need to cite. They make it easy to cite so that they have no excuse not to.

    2. Visitors to Women and Social Movements in the U.S.: Please be advised that the database is transitioning to a new platform in February, March and April. During those months this transition process may limit the functionality of some of the database's features. Thank you for your patience as technical teams at Alexander Street work to create an exciting new version of Women and Social Movements.

      One of the things I noticed about this website was that it looks kind of outdated. Not in the sense that it's not updated with current information or that it's not reliable, but more in the way that it feels very old. With the newer and newer technology, I'm glad they're updating their appearance so that it can be even more appealing.


      I feel like this section kind of comes out of no where. and I'm still kind of confused about how they are a historical website but they also have journal issues? The pictures are eye catching but also throw off the aesthetic of the page.

    4. Browse

      The navigation bar being constantly visible and accessible on the side is something I know Sean wants on the our website and I'm inclined to agree. I think it makes the site easily approachable and accessible.

    5. I don't like how small the font is. I think it makes the site title page look cluttered.

    6. There's different ways to browse the website which I really like. I'm not sure how feasible it would be to include a search bar on our website, but I would like that feature.

    7. I was drawn to the site because it covers women's history, but the fact that it goes from 1600-2000 seems like it won't be able to give an in depth look at each movement, but rather an overview of all possible movements.

    8. Browse Document Projects and ArchivesDocumentsFull Text SourcesBibliographyPeopleSocial MovementsChronologySubjectsBook ReviewsTeaching ToolsBack Issues

      I like the way they outline the different sections because when I was first investigating this site as a potential test site, this navigation bar helped me find everything easily

    9. OUR CROWDSOURCING EFFORTS: Looking toward the upcoming centennial of the passage of the Nineteenth Amendment that gave women nationally the right to vote, we are preparing an Online Biographical Dictionary of the Woman Suffrage Movement in the United States. For this project we are preparing biographical sketches of Black Woman Suffragists and supporters of the National Woman’s Party and the National American Woman Suffrage Association. We expect this work will yield names of more than 3,000 activists. We are working with colleagues who are writing biographical sketches, copyediting sketches, or supervising the work of students. If you are able to participate in this project during the next two years, please email Tom Dublin, who is coordinating this effort.

      It looks like they are asking for participation from all different scholars. That's really cool. I think it's important to be recognizing activists in history who otherwise would get no acknowledgment of their efforts. That's something that often doesn't happen. Women and other marginalized groups are often written out of the history books.

    10. The title page seems a bit overwhelming to me. I think the pictures and small font through me off

    1. When you click on a source with multiple documents and it brings you to a page like this that lists the different documents for each topic. I like the way they organize everything. It's very simple and clean.

    1. Documents

      They list the number of documents they have that pertain to each source, which is really helpful.

    2. All Primary Sources (4128) Full Text Primary Sources (2699) Secondary Sources (525)

      They separate the sources based on what's primary and secondary and what is a full text source. I really like this because it is makes the site very easily to navigate.

    3. They have such an extensive bibliography. This is fantastic resource because people often need to find primary sources and when they do they need to cite it to demonstrate how important it is as a primary source.