Since we launched the first batch from the collection back in July 2009, the commercials have amassed over 2.5 million downloads and 700,000 previews [...]Continue Reading →
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.
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This fall, we’re redesigning the web interface to our Digital Collections. And we want your help.
We unveiled our current interface back in January 2008, starting with a modest six collections, mostly of photographs and other images. The system/website we built was pretty sufficient for that group of content. It did [...]Continue Reading →
Amid the excitement surrounding the new iPhone this month, we’ve got our own exciting announcement: an iPhone app for Duke Digital Collections! A mobile interface to search and browse 20 of our collections (over 32,000 images) is now included in the free DukeMobile app. [press release in 'Duke Today']
Here’s a 3-minute demo of [...]Continue Reading →
Have you ever tried to print out anything from our Digital Collections site, like a cool historic advertisement, an old documentary photograph, or a list of search results? If so, you probably got a printout with some less-than-ideal formatting and some extraneous near-blank pages.
Today, we implemented a print-specific stylesheet, so give it another [...]Continue Reading →
After wearing them for a year or so, we’ve decided that the Digital Collections home page and [...]Continue Reading →
Yesterday, we introduced a new feature in our digital collections interface: the 3D Wall. This is an exciting new interactive view of search results that enables quicker navigation through pages of thumbnails and between items, smooth zooming to high-quality images, and image slideshows.
Here’s a 4-minute demo:
3D Wall uses [...]Continue Reading →
We posted a major build of the digital collections site today. The focus of the build was a set of five new collections; I know Jill intends to publicize them here, so instead of the prolix titles I’ll deploy their “collectionID” values: blake, esr, songsheets, strong and vica. In [...]Continue Reading →
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