Viewshare in Practice

This is a guest post from Camille Salas, a summer intern with the Library of Congress. Greetings! I am a graduate student at the University of Maryland’s College of Information Studies where I am pursuing a master’s degree in Library Science with a concentration in Information and Diverse populations. I hold an undergraduate degree in […]

A Collection of Collections: Learning More

If you are a frequent visitor to digitalpreservation.gov you may have come across our Collections section. In it we list the digital collections that have been selected for preservation by our NDIIPP partners. We are using Viewshare to make the list more interactive and to help us learn more about this collection of collections. We’ve just […]

You Asked For It: Four Exciting New Viewshare Features

The following is a guest post from Trevor Owens, a Digital Archivist in the Library of Congress Office of Strategic Initiatives. Last week we quietly launched several significant improvements to Viewshare, our free and open platform for cultural heritage organizations to create interfaces to digital collections. There are a ton of major and small additions […]

Exploring and Sharing Community History Through Interface Design

The following is a guest post by Abbey Potter, Program Officer, NDIIPP.  She is also Communications Officer for the IIPC. Viewshare is a free platform for generating and customizing views (interactive maps, timelines, facets, tag clouds) that allow users to experience digital collections. It was launched a few months ago and it has been featured […]

Free Online Viewshare Workshop: Sign up Today!

The following is a guest post from Trevor Owens, Digital Archivist with the Office of Strategic Initiatives. Join the NDIIPP team for a free online workshop on using Viewshare to create interfaces to digital collections. See how you can use Viewshare to learn more about your collections and create and share dynamic interfaces to your […]

Learning About Your Collections With Viewshare

The following is a guest post from Trevor Owens, Digital Archivist with the Office of Strategic Initiatives. In From Records to Data: It’s Not Just About Collections Any More, Leslie Johnston explained how she is increasingly seeing a need for librarians, archivists and curators to shift from thinking about their collections as sets of individual […]

From Records to Data: It’s Not Just About Collections Any More

On October 20 I had the extreme pleasure of being one of the plenary speakers at the 2011 Best Practices Exchange.  I rarely have the opportunity to get an hour all to myself to speak about pretty much whatever I want to talk about. One one hand, I wanted the opportunity to extend the topics […]

ViewShare.org: Create and Share Interfaces to Our Digital Cultural Heritage

 The following is a guest post by Trevor Owens, Digital Archivist with the Office of  Strategic Initiatives. We are thrilled to announce the launch of a new site, Viewshare.org, a platform for empowering curators, archivists, and librarians to provide access to the digital cultural heritage objects they are preserving. If you have been following us […]