News and announcements pertaining to the University of Washington Libraries Digital Collections and the Digital Initiatives Program.

Thursday, January 28, 2010

King County Collects goes live

King County Collects presents a selection of the best-of-the-best from the shared collection held by 61 historical societies, libraries and museums, all members of the Association of King County Historical Organizations. This project, hosted by the University of Washington Libraries, encourages visitors to search a topic across all these collections, which richly document Seattle and King County history.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

UW Digital Collection Site Improvements

We have made a few improvements to the UW Digital Collections website to make it easier to use.
  1. You can now search within a collection from the results page. When you are searching for items in a specific collection you can append your search criteria right from the results instead of having to return to the collection.
  2. You can see what collection an item belongs to. Now you can find out what collection an item you are viewing belongs to without having to read through the metadata. The repository collection identification is at the top of each item page.
  3. You can return directly to the collection from the search page. That collection ID at the top of the item view page is also a link that will take you directly to the collection information page. No more having to use the back button to find it again.
  4. You can now browse through all the collections from a list. Go to to browse through all the items on the Digtial Collection site. Select the collections from the dropdown list.
We hope these site enhancements will make your visit easier. Let us know what you think by commenting below.