In the advent of born digital record preservation, we’ve been taught that it’s important to become an “embedded archivist.” This means working a donor at an earlier stage to understand the records they are creating, and assist them with identifying significant content. Unlike paper collections, electronic records are fragile and often require earlier management to prevent data loss.
Our tool aims to assist users with regularly extracting collections from their email corpus and making them shareable with a team or community. The sharing aspect results in linking communities through the types of content shared within a network. We also understand that the way email accounts are organized varies greatly from person to person, so our approach presents what can be referred to as dynamic arrangement, presenting multiple ways to view your content and form collections based on the parties it will be shared with at the time.
How I built it
We used Protocol.io to build the prototype. For the graph, we used a combination of D3 and SVG. For data extraction and JSON file, we used Python and NLTK
Challenges I ran into
Getting the new languages to work properly.
What I learned
D3 data visualization How to format JSON properly, utilizing NLTK, extract summary
What's next for Bubble Wrap
Building the site while integrating the technologies Search feature implementation