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Horticulture Database

Site design, co-design of database, coding of PHP web-accessible interface.

Software experience on this project:
Database design: Microsoft Visio
Database implementation: MySQL (version 4.0.25), phpMyAdmin (version 2.5.3)
User Interface: PHP (version 4.4.1), HTML, CSS

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Greater Pittsburgh Digital Library

Digitization of flood imagery, back-end maintenance and design using PHP based on framework of the Scout Portal Toolkit. Co-design of user interface.

Software experience on this project:
Maintenence and design: PHP (version 4.4.1), HTML, CSS
Digitization: GNU Image Manipulation Program (version 2.0), Adobe Photoshop CS2, Version 9.0

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Project due out in Fall of 2006, from some notable wiki addicts and wiki believers (including Project Sycamore, library folk, and my husband, FarMcKon). My roles include project direction, site administration, advertising and recruitment, CSS maintenance. In the process of writing a grant for submission to the Sprout Fund, a Pittsburgh-based grantmaking organization.

Wiki engine: Developed by Project Sycamore
Layout: HTML, CSS

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A series of CSS layouts for LIS2663: Technologies for Information Management. Text settings were designed to be consistent with early printings of each work, using XHTML and CSS.

CSS Layout of:
– Edith Wharton’s The House of Mirth
– Thoreau’s A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers
– Arthur Conan Doyle’s The Adventure of the Bruce-Partington Plans


MLIS student at the School of Information Studies, University of Pittsburgh (anticipated date of graduation: April 2007). Musician, lover of dinosaurs, books, and books about dinosaurs (or vertebrates in general). Working to narrow down “research interests” from “everything” to something a bit more specific, including database implementation in libraries and museums, and standard data structures for cataloging natural science collections.

Some favored projects I am studying:

  • BioCASE, the Biological Collection Access Service
  • GBIF, the Global Biodiversity Information Facility
  • Australia’s Fauna
  • Artefacts Canada, part of the Canadian Heritage Information Network

Some favored projects I have been a part of:

  • The Ant Hill Housing Co-operative (Former officer, by-laws and policy writer, gardener, curmudgeon)
  • RocWIKI: The People’s Guide to Rochester (Still contribute now and again, though I spend most of my days in Pittsburgh)
  • St. Paul’s Child Care (Where I taught preschool – site courtesy of the Internet Archive)

Additional sites of interest:

    • IndustrialSomething – Personal site of my husband, partner, co-conspirator, co-plotter, and best friend, Jon (known to some as FarMcKon)

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