Oh, the places we’ll go…

I tell you what… You wouldn’t believe what will be done in the name of advancing the digital archive.  After a ton of arm-twisting and cajoling, I agreed to attend the Southeastern CONTENTdm Users Group Conference in Charleston, SC.  Honestly, can you imagine being forced to go to Charleston?  Poor me.

Ha!  Lucky me!

But what turned out to be most fortunate is that this was a truly excellent conference.  Hosted by the College of Charleston Libraries and the Avery Research Center, this gathering provided me with my first opportunity to sit in a room with someone else who uses this software.  And it wasn’t just one person, but more like 64!  I have so many new ideas and tricks that I hardly know where to begin.

So, what does this mean for you?  Well, folks, there will be a lot of changes coming to the archive in the next few months.  We’re going to do a redesign and upgrade our software, which should make it easier for you to search and browse the archive.  Also, soon you will be able to tag and comment upon individual items, so it will be easier for you to tell us what you know about particular images or documents.

Changes will be rolling out through the summer, and we’d love to know what you think.  Please let us know if something isn’t working correctly or if you need assistance using the new configuration.  Any feedback will be appreciated!

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3 responses to “Oh, the places we’ll go…

  1. Was there any discussion at the conference on the navigation options in CONTENTdm? I find the navigation on any particular image to be difficult since you have to “arrow” around. It would be much simpler if an image could be dragged and moved like Google Maps et al. I would love to see this type of enhancement to their software.

    • Then I think you will be very pleased with the upgrade that is coming this summer. The new incarnation does allow drag and drop navigation.

  2. glad to hear it. thanks!

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