JHDB Global Contributor Project
The Jazz History Database is a non-profit organization at WPI that archives recordings, photographs, and other jazz artifacts from around the world that might otherwise deteriorate. This archive, accessible at jazzhistorydatabase.com, was previously maintained by students and faculty who built the website by hand. Our goal was to design, build and document a web-based tool to allow volunteers and international correspondents to upload digitized jazz artifacts into a simple web form that would subsequently output and publish template-based web pages.
The Contributor Portal empowers jazz musicians, archivists and educators from all around the world to effortlessly contribute to the JHDB’s online museum without technical barriers.
> Developed a reliable zero-cost architecture utilizing Dropbox API and GCP free tier
> Successfully designed an intuitive interface for non-technical users
> Co-authored a published research paper detailing the project’s design process and technical implementation