WHAT IS LIBRARY EXPLORER?
Library Explorer is a beta application developed by Brown University and the Harvard Library, built to facilitate discovery of the Library’s digital collections and to allow our patrons to interact with these collections in new ways.
Zoom in to see images in greater detail and zoom out to navigate more easily within large images. Say goodbye to unraveling large items such as maps over limited workspaces in libraries. With Library Explorer, your users can work more easily with large and unwieldy items in your collection. Plus, you can avoid further wear and tear!
Create highlighted points on items for your users to view, interact with and learn more. Hotspots can contain text, images and videos. Involve teachers in the process of creating hotspots as well.
TAKE SNAPSHOTS, ANNOTATE & EMAIL
Capture sections of images by placing two fingers on the table, in the form of a rectangle, to take a snapshot. Take notes on the snapshot and send it to your email account. Annotation activity can later be analyzed by the library to see how items are being used in the collection.
Use the Library Explorer automated upload program to load images and metadata, avoiding manual entry.
Other functionality is included. For instance, adjust the contrast, brightness and saturation of images. You can associate media items and save items to a makeshift workspace. Library Explorer also includes functionality from Brown’s LADS software to create interactive tours.