As part of the “tips and tricks” session for the 2010 MidWest CONTENTdm User Groups Meeting, someone suggested that there should be an easy way for embedding images from CONTENTdm into blogs or websites. Something like this will -definitely- facilitate the sharing of information and interaction between CONTENTdm users and the general public.
The code to be pasted includes 3 pieces of data: a) title of the image; b) an image of 350px linked directly from the CONTENTdm site; and c) of course a link back to the actual record using the persistent URL. This method avoids saving a copy of an image before uploading it to a blog or website. It provides a simple way to copy some HTML code and embed into an external site.
How it works?
- Find an image you like e.g. http://digital.lib.muohio.edu/u?/snyder,3437
- Click on the Share-It button
- Copy/Paste the HTML code and done!
…that’s it for now, …hopefully something like this will be useful for bloggers and the online community in general!