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LoC launches free, open-source platform for digital collections

Viewshare is a free platform for generating and customizing views, (interactive maps, timelines, facets, tag clouds) that allow users to experience your digital collections.

Viewshare is available to individuals associated with cultural heritage organizations including, but not limited to, individuals associated with libraries, archives, museums, historical societies, colleges and universities.

  • Get an account.
  • Import your collection. (Ingest collections from spreadsheets or MODS records. Upload from your desktop or import them from a URL. )
  • Generate views (distinct interactive visual interfaces to your digital collections, including maps and timelines, and sophisticated faceted navigation).
  • Embed and share. (Just copy-paste to embed your interface in any webpage. Provide your users with novel and intuitive ways to explore your content.)

See more:

  • Announcement: “ViewShare.org: Create and Share Interfaces to Our Digital Cultural Heritage,” by Trevor Owens, Digital Archivist with the Office of Strategic Initiatives, Library of Congress, Digital Preservation Blog, “The Signal” (October 31st, 2011)
  • Terms of Service


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