Yiddish Book Center
Strategy, archive and website
About the project
- Highly flexible Drupal website combined with online archives
- Representing their unrivalled archives online
- Successfully incorporating Yiddish and Roman search and display
- Uniting five distinct archives of books and recordings for the first time
- Underpinned by a comprehensive digital strategy
The Yiddish Book Center is a cultural institution dedicated to the preservation of books in the Yiddish language as well as the culture and history those books represent.
— Yiddish Book Center (@YiddishBookCtr) February 18, 2016
Following digital strategy consultancy, the new site that Cogapp and the Center built together is a highly flexible Drupal website combined with online archives, uniting five distinct archives of books and recordings for the first time.
The new website that we built together uses a custom 'data mill' to extract and combine metadata on their disparate archives, so that they can be presented together and searched seamlessly.
The Center needed a flexible website that would allow them to tell their stories the way they want to. For the first-time, they are now able to use Yiddish throughout the site, and the site and archives can be searched in Yiddish and English.
The Yiddish Book Center rescued and preserved a culture. We are proud to have helped them in the next stage of their mission: sharing that culture with the world.
"As I learnt about the Yiddish Book Center - their story, their mission - they immediately felt like an organisation Cogapp had an affinity with. It has been a privilege to work with Aaron, Susan and Randi and their colleagues to bring their vision to life"
Ben Rubinstein, Technical Director, Cogapp
"A sheynem dank—thank you to our good friends @cogapp for their beautiful, brilliant work on our new website"
- Web Development
- User Experience
- Usability Testing
- Strategy Consulting
- Information Architecture
- Graphic Design
- Content Management