I’m happy to announce the availability of a beta version of our new Digital Collections web interface, the result of the Tripod2 project at Duke. Try it now! It will be available “in beta” for a few weeks at http://library.duke.edu/tripod2/ so you can give it a spin and tell us what you think.
Over the next few weeks, we will be tying up loose ends so we can replace the existing site at http://library.duke.edu/digitalcollections.
PDF export for items
Save or print a PDF of any item. Especially useful for our sheet music collections.
Zooming & Panning
Page-turning for paginated items
Internet Archive Books
Inviting, attractive collection homepages and stronger library branding.
Commenting & social media integration
Leave a comment on the site, “tweet” or “stumble” your favorite discoveries, or see others’ links to our items.
For any item view, get information about its digital collection as well as the archival collection encompassing the physical object.
New Portals to Explore
Search or browse materials from multiple collections at once (e.g., through an Advertising portal)
Map & Timeline
Tripod2 Project Background
The release of a beta site is an exciting milestone for Duke’s Digital Collections program. Taking this project from ideation to implementation over the past several months has required an incredible amount of hard work, especially by two developers in the library: Will Sexton and Andy Hull.
More about the design process:
Your feedback on the beta site is welcome!