In my research for the right online archive, I have uploaded some of the art from The Berkeley School in California, and al-Bashayer in Antakya, Turkey. The pictures look great, and Photoshelter does have search features. You can see the pictures at http://davidgross.photoshelter.com/, one of my personal websites. Click on the “Artivism” link on the right (not the top!).
However, the problem is recording information about the drawings in a useful way. For example, the kids at The Berkeley School made their most revent artwork in response to drawings from the kids at al-Bashayer. How should I record that information? There is no standard way to do this.
I have put some of this information in unused data fields. This allows me to store the information, but it will confusing in the long run.
So, if anyone has a suggestion for a platform for storing these pictures online, let me know.