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NASA e-Book Library screenshot
NASA e-Book Library

During this project to curate all of NASA’s e-Books into a central online library, Jason worked with the NASA History Office, Aeronautics Directorate and the Print and Design Office to take their e-Book collections and index them on an agency-wide website. Since each office involved had separate e-Book collections available, curating the books into a central listing was crucial to enhance the end-user experience locating all of NASA’s e-Books. Jason designed this index taking into account requirements to showcase the books in a manner similar to other commercial online booksellers. Part of this design includes a slideshow for the latest e-Books published with large graphics of the book covers and a directory listing by topic beneath the slideshow. Additionally, Jason worked with the NASA website vendor to create a mobile-optimized version of this page available on the NASA Mobile Website. Jason created the requirements for the mobile version of the site ensuring the same listings of e-Books was derived from NASA’s content management system to ensure efficiencies by avoiding doubling of work and out of sync listings.

NASA e-Book Library screenshot

 

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Jason Townsend is an industry leader in digital communications with over 14 years of experience in strategic and innovative use of social media messaging and website content. During his career, he's directed the efforts of and regularly executes some of the largest Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat accounts across the platforms, working on projects that have earned two Shorty Awards for best use of social media, two Webby Awards for best corporate use of social media and two Webby Awards for best websites. He is currently NASA's deputy social media manager where he helps oversee and coordinate over 500 social media accounts covering NASA’s people, missions, and programs.
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