The McGraw Center for Teaching and Learning and Visual Resources in the Department of Art & Archaeology are working together to make high-quality images available for Princeton courses. Taking advantage of the International Image Interoperability Framework (IIIF), a set of open standards for the delivery of high-quality images and associated metadata, the McGraw Center and […]

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The release this morning of the Scrolls of the Mongol Invasions website completes the conversion of several, earlier Flash-based websites developed by Professor Tom Conlan from the department of East Asian Studies to more modern technologies. This ensures that these resources will remain available for coursework for years to come. Previous projects included the Heiji […]

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We have recently developed, and added to McGraw Commons, a plugin that integrates the annotorious image annotation library with WordPress. Given an image embedded in a blog page or post, Annotorious allows you and your students to highlight portions of the image, add comments, tags, and to reply to other people’s comments. The software is […]

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Mirador is an image collection viewing tool that allows users to view, zoom, and compare digital images from institutional repositories such as Princeton University Library and the Princeton University Art Museum. Mirador provides a tiled, windowed workspace for side-by-side comparison of multiple image-based resources and supports zooming, metadata display, book layout, bookmarking, and more. Based […]

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StoryMapJS from Knight Lab at Northwestern University has been an indispensable tool for digital assignments for many years. The tool allows students to tell stories with maps by associating a sequence of multimedia slides with locations on a map. These locations can be plotted on an assortment of underlying maps, or “base maps”. While most […]

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The International Image Interoperability Framework (or IIIF) is a open standard for delivering image data over the web. The standard is used extensively by the Princeton University Library, Art Museum, the Visual Resources Collection in the Department of Art & Archaeology at Princeton and at many cultural heritage institutions around the world. In collaboration with […]

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Like much of the East Coast, we have been hit this week with snow storms. With the University closed last Tuesday due to the snow, it is a time when some instructors might be interested in recording their lectures and distributing those lectures to their students rather than holding class face-to-face. With that in mind, […]

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While the McGrawCommons platform includes several platforms for different types of coursework, WordPress serves as the platform for the creation of course blogs. WordPress provides a stable, consistent, and easy-to-use platform for for collaborative writing and knowledge construction, publishing, and the development of multimedia narratives. We also use WordPress because it is one of the […]

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