Trove API News #4
Mitchell Whitelaw has created an experimental web interface to the Manly Local Studies Image Library of over 7000 images which enables the collection to be explored by title or by decade, and offers another way of presenting large collections of images online -’a generous interface’ prototype.
This work is the result of a research project funded by the State Library of NSW and supported by the Manly Library. It uses collection data harvested from the Trove API.
Images are presented in groups according to date or title. ‘Each group appears as a "tile" that gradually displays the images of records it contains. The size of each tile reflects the number of items it contains. Hovering over a tile will show details of the current image, while hovering over a tile's title will show a list of common terms in the titles for that group. Clicking a tile will open it, showing details of the records. Selecting an image will open a larger view, and provide links to the full record at both Trove and the Manly Library site.’
Read more about the project in the visible archive blog