On October 21, 2018, the U-M Library launched a new version of the Online Exhibits site. Our exhibits run on the Omeka platform (classic version 2.6.1), a free, open-source content management system for online digital collections.
This project's intent was to catalog, digitize, and present a selection of bird's-eye prints of American cities held by the Clements Library. The library started collecting bird's-eye views in earnest during the tenure of current director, J. Kevin Graffagnino. Looking for an innovative and unique way to display these views, Corey Schmidt, under the supervision of the Curator of Graphics Material, Clayton Lewis, began working to build an interactive display for these views....
The new University of Michigan Library Search interface, the discovery interface for library resources at the U-M Library, was launched on July 30, 2018.
Proudly Announcing the Refreshed, Visually Restyled, and Remodeled to be More User-Friendly - Bentley Historical Library Digital Collections
Over the past year, Library Information Technology - specifically Digital Content & Collections, Digital Library Applications, and Design & Discovery - has been collaborating with the Bentley Historical Library to assess and update the interfaces for some of their digital collections. The results have improved usability, allowed us to document lessons learned that can be applied to the new digital platform that we are building for our digital collections, and forged deeper ties with a...
On most Fridays I engage in an ongoing experiment in virtual pairing using test driven development (TDD).
The Digital Content & Collections department begins an ambitious audit/assessment of our 280+ digital collections. This is the second in a blog series about the endeavor, noting how we started with a pilot group of collections to assess and the lessons learned.
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Our Next-Gen Digital Collection System is a musical with music and lyrics by...oh no wait, it's the story of two departments within Library Information Technology filling gaps and solving problems with a minimum of outlay to maximal effect. And maybe one or two funny things that happened. On the way.
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