Malta Parish Archives
Digital finding aid and visualization of the Malta Parish Archives Manuscript Microfilm Project
The Malta Parish Archives project was created to facilitate access to parish records microfilmed by the Malta Study Center at the Hill Museum & Manuscript Library between 1980 and 1989. In 2014, HMML's Malta Study Center and the Archdiocese of Malta signed and agreement to scan all of the parish microfilms, making them available in vHMML Reading Room.
Due to advances in metadata harvesting, Dr. Daniel K. Gullo and John Meyerhofer used JSON exported from vHMML Data Portal and the converter Sqlify to create two visualization of the parish archives to provide easy access to vHMML Reading Room. The data was first converted into Google Sheets then added using Awesome Table it was rendered on a page using JAVA script.
The data used for the timeline was created the same way, but required manual entry of the begin and end dates by taking the earliest volume and latest volume to create the overall range of the Malta parish archives. Awesome Table again was used for creating the visualization.
With the data prepared for Awesome Table, the file was exported from Google Sheets as a .CSV and imported into Datawrapper.de. This with Datawrapper some custom addition of html style codes was added within the application to stylize the format.