• "She Was Simply a Woman Who Was in Search of Variety": Supporting Complex Searches on The Willa Cather Archive with Orchid

    Author(s):
    Karin Dalziel, Jessica Dussault (see profile) , Greg Tunink
    Date:
    2020
    Group(s):
    DH2020
    Subject(s):
    Library science, Information science, Computer science, Software architecture
    Item Type:
    Conference paper
    Conf. Title:
    DH2020
    Conf. Org.:
    ADHO
    Conf. Loc.:
    Online
    Conf. Date:
    July 2020
    Tag(s):
    software migration, technical debt, Library and information science, Software design, Infrastructure
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/v3xw-zg32
    Abstract:
    The Center for Digital Research in the Humanities (CDRH) is developing the open-source software, Orchid, to provide a browsing, searching, and viewing interface for documents stored in a center-wide API. Orchid was built not only to accommodate new projects at the CDRH, but also as a tool to allow rapid upgrading of older sites using TEI-XML documents as part of a mission to address the technical debt of dozens of aging sites. In late 2018, the first production site powered by Orchid, The Complete Letters of Willa Cather, was launched as a complement to the existing Willa Cather Archive (WCA) website. While The Complete Letters was now powered by Orchid, the rest of the WCA remained in Apache Cocoon, a framework it had used since the mid-2000s. In 2019, the CDRH challenged itself with migrating the entire WCA to an Orchid-powered application — a strong proof-of-concept that Orchid was equally suited to the task of hosting complex existing projects as well as new sites.
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    Published
    Last Updated:
    2 years ago
    License:
    Attribution-NonCommercial
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