JFK Library and Foundation Website
The Presidency of John F. Kennedy comes to life in this interactive website featuring a new online digital archive – providing unprecedented global access to hundreds of thousands of documents, photographs and recordings.
The John F. Kennedy Library Foundation is committed to promoting the values and legacy of President Kennedy. The new website and digital archive invites a global audience to learn about the President and allows for a first-hand look into the life of JFK and the issues that defined his administration.
ESI Design worked with the John F. Kennedy Library and Museum to redesign their website, reorganizing the information architecture, integrating a variety of digital media and social networking tools, and making it a more participatory experience.
The Media Gallery allows visitors to browse select photo collections from the Kennedy family and presidency while the Forum section provides access to Kennedy Library lectures and concerts live via webcast. JFK50.org, a microsite that celebrates the 50th anniversary of the presidency of JFK, was created to invite young visitors to explore the legacy of the President with a variety of interactive elements and a rich mix of historical media with fresh, current perspectives. Visitors can also explore the museum’s permanent and special exhibitions online and learn more about key items in the museum collection through the virtual museum tour.
The digital archive marks the first time a presidential library established in the paper age has fully committed itself to the digital era. It features approximately 200,000 pages; 300 reels of audio tape; 1,245 individual recordings of telephone calls, speeches and meetings; 300 museum artifacts; 72 reels of films; and 1,500 photos, with additional materials continuing to be added. ESI Design was integral in helping the archivist and library staff develop the strategy, process and platform through which the archives were organized and digitized into the system.
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