Paper No. 59-8
Presentation Time: 3:35 PM
THE DIGITAL QUARRY PROJECT: BRINGING DINOSAUR NATIONAL MONUMENT’S CARNEGIE QUARRY ONLINE FOR RESEARCHERS, INTERPRETERS AND THE PUBLIC
Founded in 1915, Dinosaur National Monument was established to preserve one of the world’s most spectacular paleontological resources -Carnegie Quarry- for the enjoyment of the public and the benefit of researchers. One hundred years later, Dinosaur National Monument is taking steps to bring Carnegie Quarry to everyone around the world, through an interactive website. The Digital Quarry Project is a work-in-progress, multi-year project with a unique approach to digitizing and publishing Carnegie Quarry data that is accessible anywhere, anytime and by anyone. The Digital Quarry Project has implemented a multitude of tools to bring the project to life, including: iPad apps for document digitization, digital cameras, Adobe design tools, web hosting and database services, content management systems, and a suite of programming and markup languages. Collaboration on the Digital Quarry Project has occurred between monument staff, volunteers, university faculty and students to facilitate the website’s inception. A prototype website developed during the summer of 2015 serves as the model for expanding the site to include the entire modern and historic Carnegie Quarry. A comprehensive overview of the technologies used will allow similar digitization projects around the world to easily adopt the Digital Quarry Project's architecture.