I am excited to officially announce the launching of my new research project, the Virtual Footlocker Project. In its entirety, the project focuses on the development of an open-source, cross-system platform system for capturing and preserving the personal communication and documentary record of the modern soldier.
Please review the full project description (and watch the promotional video) on the project page. For this first phase of the project, we are conducting an online survey of active duty and veteran military members from the past decade. Participants will complete a online survey, and can be entered to win 1 of 20 $50 payments upon completion. Please forward this information to anyone you may know.
This phase of the project is funded by a generous grant from LSU’s College of Human Sciences & Education Peabody Society Dean’s Circle. More information about the funded Dean’s Circle Projects can be found at http://www.lsu.edu/chse/alumni/deans-circle-projects.php.
I would also like to thank two of my MLIS students, Kelly Grant and Chris LeBlanc, for their continued work on the project.
You can follow the project’s progress at the following websites & social media accounts:
Project Page: http://www.edbenoit.com/virtualfootlocker