Faculty Advisor

Carrera, Fabio

Faculty Advisor

Zeugner, John F.

Center

Venice, Italy

Abstract

For the past twenty-five years the Venice Project Center has been collecting data pertaining to Venetian culture. In 2007, students from Worcester Polytechnic Institute created a wiki-style website called Venipedia, which attempted to produce a comprehensive database on every object and artifact in Venice. As of 2011, Venipedia reached over 4,500 pages. Unfortunately, the free editing capability installed to encourage contribution caused spam and inconsistencies. This project created an entirely new Venipedia by moving the old website to a different domain, transferring only exemplary pages back to the reinstalled Venipedia.org, while coordinating the addition of new data from projects this year and developing a sustainable management plan for the future growth of the site.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

December 2012

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

IGSD

Advisor Department

Humanities and Arts

Project Center

Venice, Italy

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