George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum Launches Its New Website!
Lewisville, TX (6/28/2012) --- The George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum launches its new website! The website, designed by Viderity, Inc. and built by their sub-contractors at Ariesnet, utilizes the SiteCore Content Management System, which allows users to upload, edit, and publish content in an efficient manner. The site will be hosted by Southern Methodist University (SMU).
The new website features information about President and Mrs. Bush, the American Presidency, museum exhibits, archival holdings, educational resources for teachers and children, as well as updates on construction of the permanent facility on the SMU campus in Dallas, Texas.
Highlights include two interactive trivia quizzes, four photo galleries, two interactive flipbooks, and 360-degree rotational images of seventeen artifacts. One of the interactive flipbooks, “The World Reacts,” features samples of materials received by US embassies around the world following the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. The George W. Bush Library and Museum staff are grateful to our wonderful NARA colleagues—Maria Albanese, Lead Archives Technician, RD-DC; Olivia Anastasiadis, Supervisory Museum Curator, LP-RN; Michelle Boyd, Program Analyst, AISOO; Louise Guenther, Archives Specialist, ACPE; Elijah Park, IT Specialist I-P; and George Sermuksnis, Archives Technician, RE-BO—who assisted in translating documents that were proposed for inclusion in this flipbook. The staff are also grateful to staff outside of NARA who generously donated time to this project: Sandro Juric; Gema Danahar; Sandra Wise, Univeristy of Texas at Arlington; and Mahmoud Al-Batal, University of Texas at Austin. Development of the website has been a collaborative effort between everyone at the George W. Bush Library and Museum and Mary Knill, Director of Digital Initiatives, LP.