The workshop began an overview of the Lost Visions project and a presentation on the research applications that have arisen from the project to date. This was followed by a discussion of design implementation challenges, which included the improvement of existing metadata and designing search features.
The interactive session that followed provided an opportunity for delegates to trial the Illustration Archive in advance of the upcoming launch. Feedback from this session was wide-ranging. Among the suggestions raised were making the full page view feature more prominent (below), emphasising the geo-tagging element of the archive, revising some of the terminology in the tagging section, allowing users to review their tags and improving the zoom feature.
The day provided some extremely fruitful discussion and we would like to thank delegates for their valuable input in the crucial final stages before the archive is launched.