Browsing

Click 'Browse all' in the navigation bar, which appears in the masthead, at the top of every page to access all available records.

Click the title or thumbnail from this list to navigate to your chosen record.

The 'Summary' tab provides a brief overview of the digitized item, including key fields, such as title, date, subjects, and format, where relevant. The full metadata that appears beneath the viewer/player provides more details, such as descriptions and copyright information. Any metadata that appears within a gray bubble links to a list of all records cataloged with that term. 

Hovering the cursor in the image viewer displays a menu with the following options in the top right of the viewing window:

  • Zoom in or out
  • Toggle full page view
  • Rotate left or right
  • Go home – resets the image to the default view

Navigate through any multi-page record by selecting ‘Browse Images’ or by using the arrows to move between images. Use the page number input box on the top right to open a specific image within the record.

The dimensions of the image viewer can be toggled between full and half width using the arrows to the bottom right of the viewing window.

Click the “Download” button to open a pop-up window that allows you to save metadata and transcripts where available.

Select the "Embed" button to obtain a code to display the record elsewhere on another site using software such as an iFrame. Choose to include display of the Summary Metadata and/or Transcripts (where available), along with configuring the desired display image(s). 

Bookmark the record or select items within a multi-image record for future reference in My Account. Learn more about these features in Using My Account.

Find additional viewing options including the ability to compare images from multiple records using the IIIF Mirador Viewer.

Please visit our Guide to Searching for the right place to initiate your keyword search.

Audio and video files will display a player instead of the image viewer.

Click the 'Play’ button in the middle of the player to start playing the content. Once the content begins playing, a control bar becomes visible at the bottom of the player anytime a user hovers over it. Controls enable users to skip forward or backward 15 seconds, pause, adjust the volume, mute, view total duration as well as jump to any point in the content by timestamp, turn on closed captioning (if the audio or video file has been transcribed), adjust playback quality settings (video only), or view the content in full-screen.

Like in the image viewer, the arrows at the bottom right of the player expand or reduce the size of the AV player through options to toggle to full width or half width.