Liturgy Archive Project – Church House Publishing

I project managed the creation of an 800 page archive of reference material for a Drupal website, using HTML extracted from 350 epub files and 300 images.

Working to specifications from a variety of stakeholders and around complex technical obstacles I built the worship text and resources section of the award winning Church of England website. This involved putting Common Worship, including every book of additional liturgy, The Psalter, seasonal resources and Presidents editions on-line, in html form. All formatting had to be maintained exactly as it is printed in the books. I also put the Book of Common Prayer on the website too.

This work was part of the broader project of replacing the Church of England’s primary website, which had a focus on user experience, improved navigation and accessibility.

I worked with the Digital Communications team at Church House and technical staff from an outside design agency to prepare the website-in-development for the content, including specifying additional requirements, creating bug reports and testing patches. I also worked with an XML specialist to convert the epub CSS into usable styles for the new website and managed two data entry freelancers.

I worked to a tight deadline, keeping the project on track through technical difficulties.

This work required a good understanding of the liturgy archive material and it’s use by both clergy and lay people.

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