Category Archives: Development Blog

Building the Database

Posted by Stacey Zembrzycki  I have spent the last couple of days testing Stories Matter. In doing so, I have begun to build a database using an interview which was conducted for the CURA-funded project entitled: Life Stories of Montrealers … Continue reading

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The Project Evolves Gradually …

Posted by Claudia Gama After two weeks of unsuccessful attempts to build the Stories Matter database (in both Vertov and Stories Matter), testing uncompleted versions of Stories Matter, and (for me) tedious hours of exporting FLV files, at least we ended … Continue reading

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Shared Meaning

Posted by Allison Eades Generally shared meaning is one of those expressions that makes my skin crawl when I hear it. This is because I believe that all too often it gets misused by well-intentioned people and becomes a “nice … Continue reading

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Reflecting on Vertov, Part II

Posted by Erin Jessee My encounter with VERTOV is at an end for the time being. After a week of database building, my experiences suggest that the software is too fraught with bugs to be of much use for building … Continue reading

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Expectations vs. Experience

Posted by Allison Eades This week was a busy week and upon reflection if I were to wrap it up in three words it would be: “expectations versus experience”. This Thursday was the first day that I began building the … Continue reading

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A New Year Means Lots of Exciting Changes!

Posted by Kristen (Krissy) O’Hare The New Year has brought much excitement and many changes to the Stories Matter project.  Three new team members, Allison, Claudia and Erin, joined us as the database development team. It also seems that almost … Continue reading

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Entering the Historians’ World

Posted by Claudia Gama I feel as though we have had a very productive week. Many cloudy points became clearer in my mind, some technical issues were solved, or at least pinpointed, and the database building team established its own milestones schedule. … Continue reading

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Reflecting on Vertov, Part I

Posted by Erin Jessee Once again, it’s been a busy week full of challenges. The Stories Matter software is progressing, but unfortunately a significant bug has emerged that only affects Mac-users, and which is momentarily delaying the release of a … Continue reading

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My First Impressions

Posted by Claudia Gama It has been an intense 2 weeks, which kicked off with a meeting where Jacques presented the current version of Stories Matter to the whole group.  This meeting allowed the newly formed Database Building Team to … Continue reading

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Some Technical Details…

Posted by Erin Jessee The last two weeks of testing the Stories Matter database have been incredibly productive. Though I’ve been faced with a steep learning curve, the intricacies of designing and creating a database that will allow oral historians … Continue reading

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