University Libraries & Learning Sciences Faculty and Staff Publications


Kevin Comerford

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The Tony Hillerman Portal will be most comprehensive online resource about the life and works of New Mexico author Tony Hillerman (1922-2006). The portal will make the complete Tony Hillerman collection at the Center for Southwest Research available for integrated and interactive online research. Synthesizing Hillermans photographs, literary manuscripts, associated correspondence, research and teaching materials, and incorporating additional materials such as transcripts and videos of interviews and an extensive Hillerman bibliography, the portal will move beyond the realm of online archival finding aids into the world of complete and interactive archival anyone at anytime. The completed online portal will enable researchers to examine Hillerman's manuscript pages and mine the text within and among his novels for specific words and textual patterns. Other features will include hypertext functions, integrating synchronous access to and research support from the portal's integrated Hillerman bibliography. Finally, DVDs of the digitized archive will be available to support interested distance communities who have limited access to distance technologies. Access to an offline version of the portal will ensure that remote or rural scholars can benefit from an exploration of the breadth of Hillerman's work and its effects on, in, and around the Southwest.'

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Hillerman, Tony, digital libraries, digital humanities, open source content management systems, Southwest History and Culture


Poster presented at the 2013 International Digital Libraries conference.