The ROAD (Resource of Outdoor Advertising Descriptions) project, a supplement to the generously funded National Endowment for the Humanities grant for processing outdoor advertising collections, is the result of teamwork and coordination between two departments at the Duke University Libraries.

The outdoor advertising materials are part of the John W. Hartman Center for Sales, Advertising & Marketing History; the staff of the Hartman Center provided selection, processing information, and item description. The Web Services staff implemented the conversion of descriptive information from a relational database to its presence on the web in an XML-encoded format. This included creating the search scripting and presentation of search results.

Library Staff Members:

Hartman Center Staff:

Lisa Chandek-Stark: Project Manager, Outdoor Advertising Grant Project

Richard Collier: Processor, Outdoor Advertising Grant Project

Lynn Eaton:  Project Director, Outdoor Advertising Grant Project

Ellen Gartrell McGeorge: Director of the John W. Hartman Center for Sales, Advertising & Marketing History

Jacqueline Reid:  Hartman Center Reference Archivist

Web Services Staff:

David Chandek-Stark: Web Application Developer

Will Sexton: Metadata Architect/Programmer, and creator of the Metadata Repository in which ROAD resides.

Special thanks to all of the Duke University students who worked on the EAA Project:

Richelle Bartlett
Alicia Cave
Tony Cashman
Stacey Clarke
Stephen Dobson
Meagan Guerzon
Bari Helms
Berta Matos
Mike Mattie
Po Ching Tan
Andrew Van Kirk
Sarah Van Kirk
Lucile Wood