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D2 danny streifler_nli_photo_display_infrastructure

Danny Streifler,
NLI’s Digital Photo Collection Display Infrastructure
pdf file with the presentation at the
EVA/Minerva Jerusalem International Conference on Digitisation of Culture,
Jerusalem, The Jerusalem Van Leer Institute, 12-13 November 2013
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D2 danny streifler_nli_photo_display_infrastructure

  1. 1. NLI’s Digital Photo Collection Display Infrastructure EVAMinerva 2013 Danny Streifler, Digital Photo Collections Project Manager
  2. 2. What I will talk about today • The context and variety of digital photo collections within NLI, including the CJA collection • NLI’s InfrastructureArchitecture for displaying Photo Collections: • Dedicated Minisites • Browsing Interface and Viewer • Challenges we face with CJA material • Near-future development plans
  3. 3. A Few Words About Us • The National Library of Israel, a 120 year old institution • In charge of collecting, preserving, cultivating and disseminating the cultural heritage of the Jewish People and the citizens of Israel
  4. 4. Our Collection Focal Points
  5. 5. Variety of Materials
  6. 6. Variety of Photographic Materials • Complete Photographer Archives (Amateur & Professional) • Photo Album Collections (Institutional, Personal) • Portrait Collections • Archival Collections (CJA…)
  7. 7. Kinneret, 1933 Jerusalem, c. 1940 Indpendence Day, 1949 Kaiser Wilhelm’s Visit to Jerusalem, 1898
  8. 8. Levant Fair (Construction), 1934 Bus Passengers, Ramat Gan, 1932 Ein Charod, 1932 Portrait of Sigmund Freud
  9. 9. Synagogue in Lithuania Synagogue in Greece Synagogue in Samarkand Esther Scroll, Bosnia and Herzegovina
  10. 10. Infrastructure for Displaying Photographic Collections Minisite BrowsingDiscovery Interface
  11. 11. Minisite Fundamentals Making our collections easy to understand and navigate • Emphasizing each collections’ uniqueness, Without the need to read a lot of text • Enabling Quick grasping of each collection’s scope • Quick access to collection highlights for the general public • Full access to the whole collection and advanced search options straight from the collection homepage • Emphasis on Usage Rights • Maintaining a standard user experience across the board • Bilingual at least, trilingual later on
  12. 12. Browsing Interface Fundamentals Empowering users to get the results they need • “Google like” search, with ranking mechanisms • Thumbnails show a preview of each image • Facets allow real-time filtrations of search results, tailored to each collection’s needs • Brief and full details available on same page • Various viewing options (List view, Gallery view)
  13. 13. Current and Future Challenges – CJA • Adapting to a library oriented system • Displaying complex objects in a user friendly manner • Connecting related materials within and between collections in a meaningful and exciting manner • Manuscripts as an example
  14. 14. Near-Future Development Plans • New Viewer, allowing better image handling and concurrent display of full image + metadata (imminent) • Improved Gallery Interface • Geographic component allowing map-based display and browsing of collections • Timeline component • Improved “Museum Gallery” components • Enhancing and developing our Photo Portal
  15. 15. Questions?
  16. 16. NLI – CJA Missing Link
  17. 17. Thank you for your attention! Danny Streifler