Nonprofit

John E. Fetzer Digital Library

The mission of the nonprofit John E. Fetzer Memorial Trust is to ensure the integrity of the founder’s spiritual legacy, by seeking to advance integrated, relational views of reality through exploring scientific frontiers and universal spiritual practices. A key role of the Trust encompasses researching and documenting the founder’s life, vision and mission for the John E. Fetzer Institute as well as a way to share his lifelong interest in cutting-edge, frontier science.

The Challenge

The need for a digital archive and search program to preserve and share all materials related to John E. Fetzer’s donor intent for the John E. Fetzer Institute.

The Solution

Create a custom application as a “search and timeline” website to serve as a perpetual media library to help preserve John E. Fetzer’s legacy. The application was built using the latest AI (artificial intelligence) technologies to automatically analyze documents, images, and videos to create keywords, and rank media based on relevancy to help create contextual searches. The solution is smart, sustainable and cost-effective to maintain.

How did SPARK improve your business?

Bruce Fetzer

“SPARK created and delivered an excellent database and application solution process. They have combined on the fly design tools, with back-end programming and sophisticated project management to deliver projects on time and within budget. They brought AI tools to the project to eliminate tedious in-house procedures and create a timeless solution.

This is a first-rate search experience. SPARK was able to create an application to perform abstract digital collection searches that provide comprehensive document search results. When the application is finalized, it will be one of the most rigorous and usable digital archival collections available. The “list” and “read more” tabs are impressive, user-friendly, easily understood, and packed with information. The search page design is clean and simple!”

Bruce Fetzer

President & CEO of the John E. Fetzer Memorial Trust