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Vanderbilt Historical Tree Tour

About the Project

The Vanderbilt Arboretum has a long history that has been documented on its website and blog. For some time, there have been plans to create a self-guiding tour focused on historical trees present on Vanderbilt's campus. This project created a portable device-based tree tour that allows users to locate historical trees and learn about the history of the trees and the university through links to additional information on the Arboretum website. The project involved photography, metadata management, web design, and historical research in the Libraries' Special Collections and University Archives.

The Fellows

Taylor Hopkins, Alex Ismodes and Yuehao Yang

The Instructor

Dr. Steven Baskauf, Data Science and Data Curation Specialist, Vanderbilt Libraries