INKE ID members’ collaboration with the Perseus

Posted by on Mar 8, 2013 in Blog, Interface Design

INKE ID members have been studying the interface changes of the Perseus project for over a year. The Perseus project is a digital library of materials and resources from ancient Greece through modern America. Established in 1987, the website now assembles digital collections of primary and secondary materials. We have recorded every big change to the Perseus interface using wayback machine, and have made inferences about what caused the changes. Last Friday we had a collaborative meeting with the runners of Perseus, Gregory Crane and Lisa Cerrato, and discussed the basic situation and inferences of early Perseus interfaces. Now Perseus is facing a new period of connection between Tufts and Leipzig, so this is a good time to take a look back, summarize the project’s history, and rethink its current design.

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