The website is divided into three main sections: (1) The Project, (2) Glossary, and (3) Explore. Ancillary pages complete the website: the Acknowledgements page displays all the institutions contributing to the project, especially the repositories; the Donate page provides information on how to support the project.
Besides illustrating the Content, the Project section describes the History of the research project, introduces the multidisciplinary team, the adopted methodology, a list of the team’s publications and news related to the project.
The Turin 1911 project contains controlled terms mainly derived from the Getty AAT (Art and Architecture Thesaurus). This semantic network of unique concepts is used consistently in the Turin 1911 project to avoid ambiguity, allowing comprehension across different disciplines, and making data more consistent. The Glossary section displays in alphabetical order all the terms used in the website. For each term a definition, definition source, Getty API URL, and Getty LOD URL are reported. These terms are used as indexing terms, and keywords are formatted to allow retrieval throughout the entire data collection. The categories using indexing terms are indicated in the lists below.
The core of the website is the Explore section, representing the digital space where the research itself takes place, and where results are immediately visible to everyone. The Explore page integrates a webGIS application, that is an interactive map to assist users to locate the structures of the Fair in the environment and linking them to their dedicated webpages. Besides the webGIS, links to specific sections are displayed: Archival Materials, Built Environment Objects, Protagonists, Locations, Secondary Sources, and Themes. Finally, general information about the Turin 1911 Fair describing the event, the location, and the participating nations are provided. The Explore section orients users as they navigate through the various categories, reflecting the database structure. All sections display records organized in alphabetical lists or displayed within boxes. The Archival Material section is supported by a representative image of each general category. Single pages for each section are designed individually according to type, since each type has its own cataloging entries, which are explained below. When empty, the field is hidden and not displayed to provide a clean webpage. All the individual pages of the Explore section are designed to be linked with each other, including the related images of the archival materials entity. Single pages display a side list of categories to orient the user. A search box allows free text searches via the Programmable Search Engine by Google.
The Archival Materials section collects items preserved in many public and private institutions all around the world and subdivided in categories according to the purpose of production. For Archival materials composed of a single image or an image composed of verso and recto, side-by-side images are displayed. In the case of materials consisting of three pages or more, pages are displayed as flipping books; documentaries are displayed as video integrated in the interface.
For Archival Materials the following fields are displayed:
Architectural Documents is a special category of Archival Materials. It collects items coming from archives of architects of the Fair.
For architectural documents the following fields are displayed:
BUILT ENVIRONMENT OBJECTS AND COMPONENTS
The Built Environment Objects section reports all the structures and spaces designed for the Fair. They are classified according to usage. "Built Environment Objects" could be a small building (such as a kiosk), or a transportation structure (such as the Monumental Bridge), or a complex (such as the Pilonetto Complex). The "Built Environment Object" page also integrates another type of webGIS application focusing on the 3D model of the reconstructed object.
The following fields are displayed:
A "Built Environment Object" is an homogeneous object with its own style and designers, and can be composed of many "Components (Objects Parts)", as a floor or a section, with specific features. Components have specific fields:
Locations are geographical places connected to people involved in the Fair. They are divided in Historical Regions, Inhabited Places, Nations, and Political Divisions.
For locations the following fields are displayed:
People involved in conceiving, designing, building, documenting, attending, visiting the Fair are cataloged under the Protagonists section. They are subdivided according to the role they played in the event. More than one role can apply.
For "Protagonists" the following fields are displayed:
The Secondary Sources section reports lists of publications completed after the Fair ended, by someone who did not attend the event and consulted primary sources. The records are subdivided in articles, books, and chapters and are displayed in descending chronological order. For a Secondary Sources single page, different fields are displayed according to the typology.
For articles the displayed fields are:
For books are displayed:
For book chapters are displayed:
The Themes section is conceived as a gathering of entities around a term. A description of the theme is reported. Interpretative essays are often linked alongside related protagonists, related built environment objects, related archival materials, and related secondary sources.