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Las Voces de las Américas

Context:
You have a very good description of the course and of COPLAC. I think it might also bebeneficial to say a little about yourselves, including your college, your role as students, and the time period that this is taking place. I also think that some digital tools or links would add to the aesthetic of your website.

Oral Histories:
Still in progress. Side note: I felt very relieved when I heard that you found people to interview. I can’t wait to hear their stories!

Narratives:
Still in progress. Just make sure to incorporate them well with the oral histories.

Digital Recordings:
Still in progress.

Resources and Documentation:
Still need a page of background information and the sources.

Website Design:
Looks very nice, and the website can be translated! However, when you click on “About the  Authors,” nothing shows up. It might be useful to add some more information on that page. Even though there are other pages that take you to your descriptions, I think the user would like some sort of information on any page that they can click on.

Language and Editing:
The Spanish rocks!!! It makes your website very accessible to all people who are involved in the situation that you are covering. It might look more professional to use third person on your content page.

Overall, I know your website is still in progress, but what is already posted looks good. The large picture really draws the viewer in, and the Spanish is a wonderful asset to many people. If you keep formatting the website as you are now, it will look wonderful when you have included all the information.

 

Exploring Greek Migration to the Berkshires

Context:
You have a wonderful description! It is very professional due to your use of third person and your added details. Yet, you also are able to draw people in with your use of links and easy language. It is a good length and a good introduction to your website.

Oral Histories:
Don’t forget to insert the link to your transcription. Could you add that link so that when  the user opens it, it won’t stop the audio or close the page? I look forward to hearing the  interviews of your other interviewees.

Narratives:
Could you add a picture to go along with the narratives? I would like to see what your  interviewees look like. I appreciate the story-like narrative and the description of the atmosphere. It makes it more like a story rather than a research project, which encourages the viewer to continue reading.

Digital recordings:
It might hold the viewer’s attention more if you split up your interview by theme. For example: a clip on her childhood, a clip on her quotes about community and the church, etc. Audacity is a good tool to use to edit out these clips.

Resources and Documentation:
Still in progress. Don’t forget to include background and social information about their community. This would be a good area to include digital tools.

Website Design:
Your menus and the sidebar make your website easy to navigate. However, I thinkpictures would be a good way to enhance the look.

Language and Editing:
I found only a few punctuation errors. Also, be sure to cite everything for the information you post in the future.

Overall, your website looks very nice and you seem to be going in the right direction. You have a good balance between conversational and professional. Make sure to include research and citations on your website.

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