Digital Resources Outside the System!

January 14, 2010 by

In my day job at the Ohio Historical Society I spend a lot of time working with online collections systems (primarily CONTENTdm). However, most of these systems come “pre-staged” with a particular look and feel and set of behaviors. These days, we want the ability to work with our digital treasures outside of their prefabricated digital homes. Moreover, we’d like to repurpose our digital resources, and do new and interesting and dynamic things with them. Assuming the collections system offers some method of working with its contents (e.g. via API or RESTful web services, etc.), the way should be open to providing new online experiences for a wide range of purposes. I’ve experimented with using several javascript frameworks to “produce” a couple of different “restagings”, and can talk about those experiences. But I am broadly interested in hearing about any other ideas, technologies and toolkits that are able to further leverage the contents of digital repositories. I’d love to hear from THATcampers!

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2 Responses to Digital Resources Outside the System!

  1. Marjorie McLellan on January 14, 2010 at 11:53 am

    I think that there are great potential connections between the digital work being done in museums and possibilities for using new media in classroom teaching. I look forward to learning more about what you are working on with and beyond CONTENTdm.

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