Crowdsourcing success at ECU

Contributed by Dale Sauter

In its digital collections, ECU includes an early 20th century photograph of an African American Masonic Group.  This picture recently received several comments online that helped to clarify the date and location of the meeting depicted as well as the names of several of the people pictured.  You can see the photograph and other details at  You can also view the finding aid at

Joyner Library Digital Collections was developed in-house using existing staff. Repository data is stored in an SQL database that is used to populate METS records and an Apache Solr index. Each object (text, image, audio, video, or some combination of these) is digitized and described in the METS record to the standards found in ECU's Technical Guidelines. The site framework was developed using the .NET platform.

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