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TimelineJS, the Story of WIC, and Dogs of the Web

Hi everyone!  My name is Chava Spivak-Birndorf, and I’m a new graduate intern at the Weigle Information Commons.  In the short time I’ve been here so far, I’ve been impressed by everything WIC does to bring innovative uses of technology and digital media to the Penn community.  WIC just turned 10 on April 5th, and I’m excited to join in as we celebrate everything that we love about WIC!

If you’ve visited our website recently, you may have seen our new interactive timeline.  My coworker Lahari showed me TimelineJS, an open-source tool that allows users to create interactive timelines using a Google spreadsheet.  Last year, Lahari used TimelineJS to start working on a timeline of notable events at WIC.  With WIC coming up on double digits, it seemed like the perfect time to finish the timeline and share WIC’s story.

image of WIC timelineDid we leave out any of your favorite events from WIC’s history?

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From 2002 to 2014: An Odyssey

Take the PollPlease take a minute to help us on our journey. This poll will close in a few days.

In May, we invited you to share your ideas in focus groups. Many of you joined us for some great conversations. One undergraduate student commented, “The WIC website looks like it was created in 2002!” For those of us who have been around since the 1960’s, this did not seem too bad. But clearly this is not good enough. We have more than a decade to catch up on.

Your responses will help us reconsider the structure for the WIC and EC websites. Please share this call for feedback widely!