Welcome to Cordopedia, a digital encyclopedia of Concordia College history developed for the college's quasquicentennial (125th anniversary). This encyclopedia is a reliable, authoritative resource about Concordia history with entries developed by Concordia students and faculty. All entries have been thoroughly reviewed and edited by the site developers.

Cordopedia was initially conceptualized in 2013. After three years of development, training, and designing the site was officially unveiled in March 2017. This project has been spearheaded by Dr. Joy Lintelman, professor of history, and Lisa Sjoberg, college archivist & digital collections librarian. In spring 2016, Dr. Lintelman's women's history course developed the initial set of entries focused on women and women's-related topics at Concordia College. The following summer 2016, Lintelman and Sjoberg collaborated with student researchers Layne Cole and Hans Frank to edit and load entries as well as develop the Cordopedia site. Subsequent phases of work will round out the content to include additional people, events, places, and things associated with other subjects of Concordia College History.

This project was graciously funded by Gerald and Brenda Eid; Gordon and Marilyn Eid; Carol and Douglas Fliss; and President William and Anne Craft to honor of the women of Concordia, past and present.


Each Cordopedia entry contains these components of information:

- Narrative text explaining why a subject is significant.
- Related materials listing additional source material and other relevant Cordopedia articles. In the future, images, audio and video may also be added.
- Chronology points noting important dates in the text.

- Decades indicating relevant time periods associated with the subject.
- Topics denoting relevant subject areas associated with the topic:
          -  Academics

          - Arts
          - Athletics
Concordia Firsts
          - Community Engagement
          - Diversity
          - Environment
          - Politics
          - Religion & Belief
          - Student Life
          - Technology
          - Traditions/trademarks
          - War and Conflict
          - Women


- Database: MySQL
- Metadata Standard: Dublin Core, specifically DCTERMS
- Web Framework and Search: Drupal (Version 7)
- Plugins/Modules: Biblio, Views OAI-PMH, and Workbench
- Geotagging: Addresses and lat/long coordinates, when available
- API: Queryable OAI-PMH feed


Site Developers
Joy Lintelman, Lead Content Developer
Lisa Sjoberg, Site Developer & Content Editor
Layne Cole, Content Developer/Editor
Hans Frank, Content Developer/Editor

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