Since we are on a roll with team member introductions, I’ll take the blog for a spin and introduce myself.
I’m Thomas Crichlow, a Digital Projects Consultant/Web Designer at Duke University Libraries. I’ve worked with various portions of the Libraries’ websites since October 2005 and with the new Digital Collections system since October 2007.
My contributions to the Digital Collections Implementation Team are focused on the contextual pages that provide some of the background information related to each digital collection. I meet with the collection sponsors and help them develop and present their content.
Overall, the team has worked hard to create a common look and feel for our Digital Collections system while preserving the unique identity of each collection.
My favorite activities have been creating collection icons (how hard can it be to convey a collection’s identity in 60×60 pixels?) and creating slide shows on collection home pages highlighting compelling images (kudos to Joaquin Bueno for his contributions to slideshows).
Working with such great colleagues makes the job much easier and very enjoyable.