The Digital Scholarship team has published a Drupal module designed to help students and faculty create web-based stories that highlight the locations of a series of events. The module, which integrates two popular digital storytelling platforms, StoryMapJS and Drupal, was developed by John LaShomb ‘10, Web Developer and Systems Administrator.
“The goal for the new module was to integrate the StoryMapJS Library into Drupal the same exact way that Views TimelineJS had [been],” LaShomb said. “I modeled all of our code to follow the same structure as Views TimelineJS and made sure that it functioned in a very similar way.”
“I hope this module will help others utilize Knight Lab's great libraries,” LaShomb said, “and I'm optimistic that this is the start of more contributions to Digital Scholarship and Drupal communities.”
Eric Williams-Bergen, Director of Research and Digital Scholarship, said the new StoryMapJS module is already creating a buzz in the digital humanities community. Williams-Bergen noted, “Geographic visualizations are a key aspect of many student’s projects, and this module makes story mapping much more accessible.”