Monday, March 15, 2010

3.16.2010 pm9k Salem Witches

Ray's three articles, each focusing on a different perspective of the same events, town, and time, are very interesting, especially the maps that he develops, along with challenging the older theories and interpretations. Like my earlier comments on the articles and the web site - I feel the inclusion online of all of these (the articles and the maps) would make the web site far better and useful.

Which probably raises the question, as with other web sites and projects - how much do you include, or how much can you, even for a limited thematic digital collection such as the Salem Witch Trials? The web site also seems to have been used for Ray's classes, and it would be nice to include even more of the writings of students, and contributions, suggestions, feedback from them - as they were written during the class and as the archive grows over time.

It takes lots of time, money, people to continue to change and grow a web site, as seen in the Valley of the Shadow, Rossetti Archive, and Dante database - and even takes lots to just update such projects. Does it matter if their growth ends, and that links and sources continue to fall off and die, and not be re-reborn or corrected?

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