My long-time client, Dr. Richard G Evans of Technical Education Matters has commissioned madra.net to produce a new site for him. The site will again be based on WordPress as the client is comfortable using this software and will comprise a searchable, digital archive of Dr. Evans published writings from the past 30+ years [he estimates around 100 articles].
The biggest challenge on this project will be the sheer amount of work involved in digitising the archive. Most of the articles survive only as magazine clippings or photocopies, so OCR software will be used to extract the text. Many of the articles also include illustrations, charts and diagrams which will have to be manually recreated using Adobe Illustrator.
It’ll be a hefty job, but I’m looking forward to starting it.