One of my favorite examples from yesterday’s tutorial is the Dashboard from the Indianapolis Museum of Art.† What a fantastic way to demonstrate value to insiders and outsiders alike.
I’m unclear on their methods for generating the Dashboard – the page source seems to suggest that values are hard-coded into each widget (and presumably updated by hand).
Does anyone know more about the technical details of this project or others like it?
The National Library of Australia provides a fantastic search tool for resources pertaining to Australia through Trove.
The interface gets a lot right – give it a try!
The BHL lovefest continues during Open Access Week with this cool little tool:
Since the public launch of BHL in Feb 2008, the BHL Technical development team has received repeated requests for an interface that would allow users to download a PDF for an individual article within one of the digitized books in BHL.
Watch a video of the PDF creator in action.
Perhaps you can think of a digital collection where PDF creation would be useful?
The WIT OPAC is powered by III, but you would never know by looking at it. It’s a great example of how design affects the search experience. I encourage you to test it out, and leave us comments with your thoughts. Navigation: intuitive? Advanced search: well-defined? Sliding tabs: helpful?
The University of Virginia has developed a robust mobile catalog using Summon and Blacklight. It’s an interesting example of merging commercial and in-house solutions. Check out the specs and try a test search. Does this solve any of the common catalog search issues addressed in this recent Chronicle of Higher Education article?
The Franklin Park Public Library in Illinois was featured in Library Journal last year for its use of Google Maps.
I particularly like the local history map, but check out the library’s other maps also.
This simple tool helped the library provide users with a visual tour of local history, highlight images from their special collection, and inspire users to interact with the library website via comments.