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Book-Browsing using KE Emu: Publishing Books on-line 12 April 2007. Julian Tomlin Head of Administration. Contents. The project - Thomas Wardle sample books Review of other book-browsing technologies Developing KE Emu’s Book-Browser The Flash alternative Questions.

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book browsing using ke emu publishing books on line 12 april 2007

Book-Browsing using KE Emu: Publishing Books on-line12 April 2007

Julian Tomlin

Head of Administration

contents
Contents
  • The project - Thomas Wardle sample books
  • Review of other book-browsing technologies
  • Developing KE Emu’s Book-Browser
  • The Flash alternative
  • Questions
thomas wardle sample books
Thomas Wardle Sample Books
  • The Whitworth’s textile collection
  • 11 sample books used at Thomas Wardle
  • 4 groups
    • 5 Block print trials
    • 3 Block record books
    • 2 Copper roller books
    • 1 Colourways record book
  • Dated between 1875 and 1915
  • 2000 pages, 1500 excluding blanks plus 200 samples
wardle sample books revealed
“Wardle Sample Books Revealed”
  • Designation Challenge Fund 2006/8
  • Grant of £59k for £76.5k project cost
  • Aims
    • To reveal Thomas Wardle’s contribution to story of textile and design history
    • To use new research to tease out unexplored links and meanings
    • To facilitate public engagement by disseminating it in different ways
    • To exploit new technologies to make difficult material accessible to users
    • To collaborate with other North West museums
wardle sample books revealed6
“Wardle Sample Books Revealed”
  • Liaison with other Designated collections in North West
  • Specialist researchers
    • Mind-maps
  • Data entry coordinator
    • For entering records in KE EMu
  • Conservation
  • Photography
    • Page by page, including inserts
  • Publication - including Book-Browsing
review what s out there
Review - What’s out there?
  • British Library
    • Turning the Page
  • Tate Gallery
    • Sketchbook viewer (catalogue style interface)
      • Turner sketchbooks
    • Flash viewer
      • Edward Hopper; Donald Rodney
  • Museum Victoria
    • Caught and Coloured
ke emu book browser
KE EMu Book-Browser
  • Spinning the Web
  • TUC - Workers’ War
  • Tailoring to produce a “better browser”
    • Drawing up spec
    • Delivery and testing
    • Detailed cataloguing
    • Launch
whitworth book browser search results
Whitworth Book-BrowserSearch Results
  • Integration with on-line Collections Catalogue
    • Built-in recognition of books to determine how published
  • Changing search results
    • Adding searching for narratives in Simple Search
    • Results “Try these narratives first ….” Then objects list
    • Revised to “Try narratives in these categories” (by narrative type)/Or these objects (by collection group)
whitworth book browser book pages
Whitworth Book-BrowserBook pages
  • Generic development
  • Page by page display to include related narratives
    • Page Description narrative published in full
    • Other narratives published as links
    • Related objects and Multimedia also published
  • Navigation - forward, back, start, end but not Flash
  • Demonstration of test pages
flash pages
Flash pages
  • Not KE EMu but using EMu
  • Open Source software
    • Page-flip, based on Adobe Flash
  • Custom design
    • Generic development
    • Navigation
    • Link to and from KE EMu catalogue record
    • References Multimedia from KE Emu
  • Test page
next steps
Next steps
  • Develop object/narrative search results
  • Evaluate in context of website
  • Complete KE EMu development
  • Catalogue and publish Wardle Sample Books
    • and Walter Crane Children’s Books and …
  • Share with other KE EMu users!
references
References

The North West Pattern Book Survey, Philip A Sykas, Textile History, 32 (2), 156 -174, 2001

Page Turning: Revealing the interface issues of on-line document viewing, Karen Elinich, Museums and Web, 2006 http://www.archimuse.com

British Library / Turning the Page

http://www.bl.uk / http://www.turningthepage.com

Tate Gallery

http://www.tate.org.uk

Spinning the Web

http://www.spinningtheweb.org.uk

Museum Victoria - Caught and Coloured - Choose ‘Prodromus of Zoology of Victoria’ from highlights of McCoy’s World

http://www.museum.vic.gov.au/caughtandcoloured

Downloadable page flip software

http://www.iparigrafika.hu/pageflip/ / http://www.page-flip.com

thank you
Thank you

[email protected]

http://www.manchester.ac.uk/whitworth

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