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Ben Pettis

Lantern 2.0

May 01, 2022

The Lantern logo. It is a cerulean blue color. There is a mining-style lantern on the left, and the word 'lantern' in curvy lowercase letters beside it.

During the Summer and Fall of 2021, I have been working with Eric Hoyt to upgrade and the backend and redesign the interface for Lantern, the search platform for the Media History Digital Library. This has been a highly involved project, and has required me to essentially recreate the entire website with a newer version of Ruby on Rails to use a more recent version of Blacklight (which is used to enable a Rails website to easily query an Apache SOLR Index). We launched this new version in Fall 2022.

Visit the Lantern 2.0 Site