In fall 2009 I was a member of Candy Schwartz’s Digital Libraries class, a project-based class that involved hands-on creation of digital images, metadata, and a website. The source of our content was a scrapbook kept by a Simmons student, Daisie Miller Helyar, in the early 20th century. I was a member of the Digital Preservation Committee and I chaired the Content Committee. I frequently liaised with the Database, Web, and Marketing Committees regarding organization and presentation of information. I conducted original research on Daisie’s life and I also created many of the website’s lesson plans for teachers. Our website is available from http://gslis.simmons.edu/daisie/.
Daisie Miller Helyar Digital Scrapbook
An English diarist and naval administrator. I served as administrator of the Royal Navy and Member of Parliament. I had no maritime experience, but I rose to be the Chief Secretary to the Admiralty under both King Charles II and King James II through patronage, diligence, and my talent for administration.