Founded and Directed by Leslie Harris (History, Emory University) and Connie Moon Sehat (Fox Center for Humanistic Inquiry, Emory University) in collaboration with Emory University Libraries, the New Orleans Research Collaborative (NOLARC) “brings together individuals pursuing an historical and critical evaluation of New Orleans.”
“With the creation of a non-profit, interdisciplinary online resource, we seek to facilitate and problematize understandings of the city’s rich history and culture, both before and after Hurricanes Katrina and Rita.”
The New Orleans Research Collaborative (NOLARC) brings together resources on the history and culture of New Orleans. We use Zotero 2.0 (www.zotero.org), a research extension of the Firefox web browser that allows users to gather, organize, and analyze sources in groups. You can check out some of the resources we’re gathering here and here.
We are using Zotero to create thematic bibliographies. NOLARC will also use Omeka (www.omeka.org), an open-source web-publishing platform for the display of library and museum archives, as well as scholarly collections and exhibitions; this aspect was released in late 2010.
Since the project’s launch in 2009, I’ve been an active member of the Race Bibliography Team. Led by Marek Steedmen (Political Science, University of Southern Mississippi), the Race Bibliography Team uses Zotero to develop bibliographies advancing “a critical engagement with race in the history and culture of New Orleans, from the colonial period to the present, through a wide variety of source material.” Visit the NOLARC Race Bibliography by clicking here. Or click here to explore all of the NOLARC Bibliographies.
Visit the NOLARC site to read more about the project.
Image Credit: Henry Bibb, Narrative of the Life and Adventures of Henry Bibb, an American Slave, Written by Himself. New York, 1849, as seen on Documenting the American South <http://docsouth.unc.edu/neh/bibb/menu.html>.