|A page displaying archival collection contents with digital objects|
Following the EAD Finding Aid format, our digital assets are “virtually filed” according to the collection Finding Aid structure. We created simple “DynamicSlideshow” software that would read and display digital objects according to the structured directory. The syntax to call for a particular slideshow is in the form of the URL link which I will explain below. The slideshow link can be entered into any DAO (Digital Archival Object) field for easy image browsing with better contextual information. We believe this approach will scale to the mass digitization efforts that the Smithsonian is undertaking.
Collections Systems & Digital Assets Division
Office of the Chief Information Officer