In late April, we officially launched a redesigned and upgraded website for the Library’s Digital Collections; the new system is running on CONTENTdm 6.6 and three of the many new features include: a) a better image viewer for jpg, jp2 and tiff files; b) a page-by-page viewer/download for PDF files; and c) a more friendly web interface for customizing the site’s look-and-feel. Also, our colleagues in Special Collections have added a couple of new collections including my favorite one: Studio 14.
In May, we also began to evaluate/test the new Mirage 2 Theme for the Scholarly Commons repository and the new responsive theme seems to work nicely with DSpace 3.0 … as much as we liked our own Mobile Theme, it was very hard to resist the temptation of using a fully responsive website … of course, there is still some changes we need to implement … but overall, this is a great improvement for the DSpace community –thanks a lot @mire! … now we just need to have a friendly Author’s Profile module and many of us will be more than happy.
And on the very last working day of May, Jason Michel and I had the opportunity to present at the 2014 OVGTSL Conference in Athens, OH and talk about the ebook project we’ve been working on in the last year or so. BTW: the revised version of the DWAE book is currently in its final review and very soon people will be able to download the ePUB or MOBI versions on the book’s website. In case someone is interested, check this file with our slides.
As for the next two months, my to-do list includes at least six projects:
- NEH/FS grant, assist in prototyping/designing version 1.0 of the FS game
- DLP, update browse functions and add content from Spring 2014
- MEM, dynamically generate browse pages for categories
- Book companion website, develop a first prototype
- FS documentary, develop a first web design and start testing templates
- Book chapter, coordination final submission before 6/30
… y hacer tiempo para el “mundial de fút”