Thursday, April 15, 2010

Interesting new information architecture at Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians

Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians made the following announcement in early March 2010:
The Society of Architectural Historians has launched JSAH online, the new multimedia edition of its acclaimed journal, JSAH. Click here to see a sample article from the new online journal. For access to the full multimedia issue and JSAH 1941-2010, join SAH today. Developed in partnership with University of California Press and JSTOR, JSAH online has been under development for more than two years and has been made possible by two grants from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. SAH is indebted to JSAH Editor, David Brownlee, and JSAH Online Founding Editor, Hilary Ballon, for their expert development of this innovative journal that pairs scholarly text with film, video, 3D models overlayed on Google Earth maps, sound, QTVR panoramic photographs, and zoomable images. An article in Inside Higher Ed calls the innovative new architecture publication, "Online Journal 2.0"
It is also mentioned in the The Art History Newsletter.

At the moment the new technology is in use on a single open access article:
Constructing Melchior Lorichs's Panorama of Constantinople
by Nigel Westbrook, Kenneth Rainsbury Dark, Rene van Meeuwen
Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians,
Vol. 69, No. 1, March 2010, pp. 62-87 .
I haven't yet deciphered the delivery options. It looks as though the version at CALIBER does not include the digital enhancement, and JSTOR is still maintaining a three year moving wall. Aside from the single open access article, the remaining content at appears to be available exclusively to members of the Society of Architectural Historians.

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