Posts Tagged ‘upgrades’

Quick Guide to Digital Collections@WSU

Wednesday, May 6th, 2009

With the release of a brand-new library website, we’ve worked hard to create a new face for the Library System’s digital collections.  We’ve added tons of new content, so here is a guide to bring you up to speed:

  • Added pages that highlight both past and current projects, past project pages include project information that might be helpful for those pursuing similar types of projects.
  • Developed a list of web-resources for the library community and those interested in digital projects covering topics like copyright, metadata, imaging, and preservation.  This list will continue to grow and you can keep in touch with it by subscription.
  • We’re working on developing tutorials for our Visual Resources Collection.
  • Obviously, we’ve added a Digital Collections Blog that will serve as a place to get news and updates, tips, and read about interesting items in our digital collections from a number of librarian’s that work with the collections.  Subscribe or bookmark us to stay in touch with what we’re doing and perhaps pick up a thing or two that will help your research.

We welcome feedback and input on what you’d like to see here in the future.  Just send a note to Jon McGlone.

DLXS Upgrade Coming

Tuesday, April 28th, 2009

If you’re a regular user of our Digital Collections–like Virtual Motor City–you’ll be happy to learn in the next couple weeks we’ll be upgrading to the most current version of DLXS.  While you wait, here’s a few improvements the DLXS folks have made that you can look forward to:

  • Improved relevancy ranking for searches
  • Bookmarking, commenting, and downloading tools for every record
  • Improved image navigation tools (zooming, panning, image sizes)

DLXS Improvements

About DLXS:

The Digital Library eXtension Service (DLXS) is a digital library system designed to help educational and non-profit institutions mount a variety of types of digital library collections. Since 1996, the University of Michigan Library has worked to serve a growing need for institutions like Michigan to put digital library collections online. more @ http://dlxs.org