November 22, 2010

Securing Content

One of the primary tenets of Digital Case is provide free and open access to it's contents.  While this continues, there are special circumstances where a layer of security is necessary.  There has always been the ability to dark archive content, which essentially makes it "invisible" while still managing the long-term storage of content.  Now Digital Case has the ability to secure content while exposing the metadata and making the item discoverable, yet only providing access to those with a valid Case ID (via Single Sign-On).  This can open the door to a whole new world of content in Digital Case that is for the campus community only.

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July 06, 2010

More Interface Upgrades: Image Display & Keyword Filtering

A recent update to the Digital Case interface has been rolled out, intended to make finding collections, as well as browsing through image collections, easier and more enjoyable.

Image Templates

We just rolled out the new Image layout for the WPA Prints collection, which now shows thumbnail images in a grid view for easy browsing.  In addition, you are now able to modify the view of the collection by changing the sort options and the number of items viewed per page.

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Filter By Keyword

Previously, you were always able to filter a collection by the first letter of the title.  But what if you only knew a word in the title, but didn't know the actual first word.  Now you can filter the collections based on that keyword.  Search still continues to be a great option, but this is a quick and easy way to narrow down an ever-increasing number of collections found in Digital Case.

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April 07, 2010

Citing Sources in Digital Case

Digital Case is already a great online resource for doing research, particularly with it's use of permanent URL's, but it just got a little better.

Digital Case now supports most citation applications, including Zotero, EndNote, Refworks, etc. Zotero is quickly becoming a leader in citation management as a seamless browser plugin that easily integrates with Firefox and works with various other types of online resources, such as the Case Catalog, Amazon, etc.

(Zotero Citations Available when Browsing Objects)

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Digital Case also offers an RIS formatted citation download which can be used with many other citation applications such as EndNote, Refworks, Reference Manager, etc. This all means that you can quickly and easily reference sources in Digital Case with your research.

(Both Zotero & RIS formatted citations available on DatstreamDetail pages.)

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The KSL website has more information on citing sources available here

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February 22, 2010

Digital Case RSS Builder Updated

The RSS Builder in Digital Case has been updated to provide more flexibility with the information you able to receive. In addition to being able to choose a feed representing all objects of Digital Case, as well as from a specific Collection, you can now choose the specific metadata fields to along with your choice of feed. Meaning, you can choose from any number of the Dublin Core fields to add to your feed.

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More information on Dublin Core can be found here.

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February 04, 2010

Streaming Media Now on Digital Case

Digital Case not only stores, disseminates, and preserves the intellectual output of Case Western Reserve University, but has also been working hard to provide an excellent user experience. One of the best ways to accomplish this is to allow users to experience the content directly through the browser, with as few technical hurdles as possible.

The first step was to display images using a flash image viewer which allowed you to zoom in and out of digital images. The second step was to expose digitally encoded books, using TEI, through the Digital Case Book Viewer. The third step was to ramp up the image viewing experience with the 3D Image Wall. We are now excited to announce the ability to stream multimedia files directly from Digital Case.

Users have always had the ability to download these files to their computer and play them separately, but that could often take valuable time. This option remains, however users can now listen to audio or watch video directly in the page, providing a consistent user experience.

When you navigate to a page with audio or video, this is what you will see:

Video:
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Audio:
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Any questions or problems, please contact digitalcase@case.edu.

(Free flash player required)

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Streaming Media Now on Digital Case

Digital Case not only stores, disseminates, and preserves the intellectual output of Case Western Reserve University, but has also been working hard to provide an excellent user experience. One of the best ways to accomplish this is to allow users to experience the content directly through the browser, with as few technical hurdles as possible.

The first step was to display images using a flash image viewer which allowed you to zoom in and out of digital images. The second step was to expose digitally encoded books, using TEI, through the Digital Case Book Viewer. The third step was to ramp up the image viewing experience with the 3D Image Wall. We are now excited to announce the ability to stream multimedia files directly from Digital Case.

Users have always had the ability to download these files to their computer and play them separately, but that could often take valuable time. This option remains, however users can now listen to audio or watch video directly in the page, providing a consistent user experience.

When you navigate to a page with audio or video, this is what you will see:

Video:
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Audio:
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Any questions or problems, please contact digitalcase@case.edu.

(Free flash player required)

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January 24, 2010

More Interface Updates

In our effort to make Digital Case even more user-friendly, some additional interface changes have been made.

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More Interface Updates

In our effort to make Digital Case even more user-friendly, some additional interface changes have been made.

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December 03, 2009

Digital Case Visual Upgrade

You'll notice some changes with Digital Case today. Following the redesign of the KSL website, we have been migrating some of the other Library services to the same look. But rather than stopping there, we've added a couple other enhancements:

And there are more changes to come... Keep your eye on Digital Case.

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Digital Case Visual Upgrade

You'll notice some changes with Digital Case today. Following the redesign of the KSL website, we have been migrating some of the other Library services to the same look. But rather than stopping there, we've added a couple other enhancements:

And there are more changes to come... Keep your eye on Digital Case.

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April 20, 2009

Annual Editions of Encyclopedia of Cleveland History Now Available

Digitalcase is now creating annual snapshots of the Encyclopedia of Cleveland History (ECH) collection. There are 3 collections currently listed. A 2008,2009 editions as well as every article showing in one collection. KSL will continue to create these on an annual basis.

http://library.case.edu/digitalcase/BrowseCollections.aspx?PID=ksl:AnnualECHCollection

Also, as part of the ECH annual editions, KSL has implemented a feature in Digitalcase that allows multiple versions of a particular object to be presented in the Digitalcase interface. This feature which can be seen below, shows all versions of an object to be displayed in a timeline fashion. This will be useful for displaying serialized publications as well as Encyclopedia collections like ECH.

http://library.case.edu/digitalcase/DatastreamListing.aspx?PID=ksl:ech-oovir1&COLPID=ksl:ech-2009


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January 09, 2009

NEW: Case Archives Image Collection

Digital Case has just added a wonderful collection of high quality historical images organized by people, places, events & activities and things having to do with Case Western Reserve. From football games to lecture series to presidents' inaugurations, a wide range of CWRU's ceremonies, performances, scholarly and social events are represented. Currently the collection contains images only. Digitization of the University's video, audio cassette, phonograph, and film heritage, spanning over 60 years, will make this rich documentation conveniently accessible and usable in ways not previously possible. The collection contributed by the University Archives department is available as of 2:00 pm on Friday 1/10/09.

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October 27, 2008

New RSS Feed for Recently Added Content

An RSS feed has been posted to the Digital Case front page, which will display content RSS Iconuploaded to Digital Case for the past 3 days. RSS feeds provide a flexible and dynamic way to monitor content changes. This feed will keep you updated with the new content being added to Digital Case. This can be a great way to see what's being added to Case Western Reserve University’s digital library.

Don’t forget to check out all the other feeds being offered by Kelvin Smith Library at http://library.case.edu/ksl/rss.html

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September 11, 2008

PUBMED Central Available 9/22/08

** UPDATE 9/22/08 @ 9:00 am :**
This collection is fully available and both searchable and browesable in digitalcase. Collection can be found at http://library.case.edu/digitalcase/BrowseObjects.aspx?PID=ksl:PubMedCentral.

** UPDATE 9/17/08 @ 9:30 am :**
This collection is currently available in digitalcase and can be found at: http://library.case.edu/digitalcase/BrowseObjects.aspx?PID=ksl:PubMedCentral. However this collection is not yet searchable. The index job has started and willl be completed by sometime 9/18/08. After the completion of the index job, this collection will become searchable. This collection is scheduled to be updated every Saturday morning.


We are creating a collection of Case Faculty medical research that we are harvesting from Pubmed Central. This collection will highlight all the federally funded medical research output from Case that has been deposited with Pubmed. Recently, legislation was passed mandating that all federally funded research must be deposited with pubmed and thus will allow digitalcase to represent this important information on into the future. We expected this collection to be available on Monday 9/15/08

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July 02, 2008

Just Added: Case TV Collection

July 1st: We have officially launched the Case TV archive collection in digitalcase. Check out this collection from the following location: http://hdl.handle.net/2186/ksl:CaseTV. The collection is updated with new content weekly on Sunday so check back regularly.

We are exploring the idea of presenting video via Digital Case that is streamed from ITAC’s infrastructure. Long-term, we are considering the feasibility and financial model for archiving all Case TV video content produced by ITAC. In the short term, we plan to organize and present objects in the Case TV.

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April 18, 2008

Search Results Improvements

The following are changes currently being developed and test. We will launch these new features at the end of April 2008.
1) Currently we only display 5 items per page on any listing screen. We should allow these numbers to be configurable up to 50 items per page on BrowseCollections.aspx page
2) Navigation controls on the top and bottom of the page on all browsing screens
3) Sorting on search results page by title, creator, publish date ‘identify on search results page that the default sort order is by relevance as determined by the search algorithm

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Pubmed - Medical School Research Collection

We are currently compiling a collection that represents Case Medical School research deposited in Pubmed. This collection will hold roughly 2000 pieces of research involving Case Western faculty and researchers. We will create a process to harvest new materials on a weekly basis in order to allow the collection to remain current.

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April 03, 2008

TEI Book Presentation

There is a requirement to create book browsing functionality to supplement existing features of digitalcase. This functionality will be

used to take TEI Encoded files. These files today are presented as XML files for patrons to download and do as they wish. We want to create functionality on our site to render these TEI encoded documents and allow patrons to experience these text files as if they were in their original book form.

This project will be started the week of April 28. We expect this project to be completed in the middle of June 2008.

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