Chymical Encyclopedia, Database and Repository (CEDR)

Title

Chymical Encyclopedia, Database and Repository (CEDR)

Description

The Chymical Encyclopedia, Database, and Repository Project (CEDR) is creating an integrated resource for information about the human discovery and exploration of mineral and organic materials drawing upon extensive recipe literatures from several cultures, books, and dictionaries written before the nineteenth century. The project itself has a tripartite organization: a series of digitized sources, books and manuscripts dating from late antiquity to the turn of the 19th century; a database of chymical terms, referring to materials, apparatus, and processes; and an edited encyclopedia with definitive articles including videos of replications making the earlier sources intelligible.

Creator

Chymistry of Isaac Newton Project at Indiana University
Science History Institute
Indiana University Libraries

Design

The Omeka website is the Encyclopedia part of the larger Chymical Encyclopedia, Database, and Repository Project. It uses exhibits to store and allows the editing of articles about early chymistry. The needs and the design of the website is pretty straight forward focusing on the display and indexing of long articles about various topics.

Description

The Chymical Encyclopedia, Database, and Repository Project (CEDR) is creating an integrated resource for information about the human discovery and exploration of mineral and organic materials drawing upon extensive recipe literatures from several cultures, books, and dictionaries written before the nineteenth century. The project itself has a tripartite organization: a series of digitized sources, books and manuscripts dating from late antiquity to the turn of the 19th century; a database of chymical terms, referring to materials, apparatus, and processes; and an edited encyclopedia with definitive articles including videos of replications making the earlier sources intelligible.

Creator

Chymistry of Isaac Newton Project at Indiana University
Science History Institute
Indiana University Libraries

Design

The Omeka website is the Encyclopedia part of the larger Chymical Encyclopedia, Database, and Repository Project. It uses exhibits to store and allows the editing of articles about early chymistry. The needs and the design of the website is pretty straight forward focusing on the display and indexing of long articles about various topics.

URL

http://www.iub.edu/~cedr/omeka-2.5/exhibits