CONTENTdm September 2017 release is now live

The September 2017 release for CONTENTdm is now live, and it further improves the newly redesigned end-user interface for CONTENTdm. This release brings the International Image Interoperability Framework (IIIF) Presentation API to CONTENTdm. Coupled with previous support for the IIIF Image API, CONTENTdm sites now serve as a platform for IIIF-compliant image viewers, such as Mirador and the Universal Viewer. For more information about IIIF, see http://iiif.io/.

The responsive website adapts to any screen size and has significant usability, performance, and accessibility improvements. The responsive website is production-ready and is now the default end-user website for more than 50 active CONTENTdm users

This release contains several additional improvements to the new responsive website:

  • IIIF Presentation API support, which allows CONTENTdm users to leverage the work of the IIIF community
  • More HTML and CSS options in the graphic web editors, so users can create more sophisticated customizations without being a web developer
  • Friendlier HTML class names that make it easier for users to use custom CSS to match the style of your library site or other sites you manage
  • Accessibility improvements to increase WCAG 2.0 compliance

For more details about this release, see the CONTENTdm Release Notes page.

Here's what one CONTENTdm user had to say about the new interface:

"All of the feedback that I’ve heard regarding the switchover to the responsive template has been very positive. It’s been a great refresh to the look and feel of the collections."

Jason Samuels, IT Operations Manager
American Craft Council

Watch a video about CONTENTdm and IIIF.

Note: The responsive website exists alongside current 6.x CONTENTdm websites. Public URLs will default to version 6.x websites until you request to make the switch. Nothing in 6.x is changing in this release. When you are ready for your end users to start using the new responsive website, you will need to contact OCLC Support to schedule the upgrade.