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Building a Better Book in a Browser

Posted by Scott W. H. Young on April 1, 2016

MSU Library Book in Browser project is a digital initiative to enhance and improve prototype software for publishing books within in a web browser, which will make online books more accessible, discoverable, shareable, and ready for analysis by users. The project will establish best practices for web publishing in specific genres, such as textbooks, fiction, and articles, and share these best practices through outreach and publications.

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DIVE: Dynamically Linking Collections on the Basis of Events

Posted by Lora Aroyo on August 16, 2014

In this digital cultural heritage project, we provide innovative access to heritage objects from heterogeneous online collections. We use historical events and event narratives as a context both for searching and browsing as well as for the presentation of individual and group of objects. Semantics from existing collection vocabularies and linked data vocabularies are used to link objects and the events, people, locations and concepts that are depicted or associated with those objects. An innovative interface allows for browsing this network of data in an intuitive fashion.