In this latest release, CONTENTdm version 6.1, OCLC has further enhanced the digital collection management software by providing end users with social features to comment, tag and rate digital items, encouraging engagement with your library’s digital collections.
And administrators are now able to do even more customization to their collections websites, including localizing all navigation and messaging elements into one or more languages (11 languages are supplied with CONTENTdm: Catalan, Chinese (simplified and traditional), Dutch, English, French, German, Japanese, Korean, Spanish and Thai).
In March 2011, OCLC introduced CONTENTdm version 6, which offered a complete redesign for the end-user experience along with new website configuration tools that enabled digital collection administrators to easily customize their collections’ websites without programming expertise.
Now, with CONTENTdm 6.1, end users can easily download and print images and documents they find in online digital collections. For images, different sizes may be offered for download including full resolution, if stored in the Archival File Manager. And newspapers with article segmentation are now fully discoverable, allowing end users to search for and discover article-level metadata and see individual articles highlighted within each page via an enhanced newspaper viewer.
Some of the other new features available with the updated CONTENTdm include the capability to: arrange the list of collections on a collection’s home page in whatever order makes sense for your library; add a customized collection home page; and group digital collections together by geography, topic or institution for searching or browsing.
Administrators will be able to disable or enable any of these new CONTENTdm 6.1 features, either globally or by collection, using the website configuration tools. This provides your library with full control of the configuration of your unique online collections, allowing you to choose how to best display and represent them on the Web.
View examples of CONTENTdm sites currently using CONTENTdm version 6:
- Pepperdine University Libraries digital collections
- University of Leicester's collections
- University of North Carolina at Charlotte's digital collections
More than 2,000 libraries, archives, museums and other cultural heritage institutions around the world use CONTENTdm to manage their digital collections and deliver them to the Web.