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Digital Collections : Illuminating the Manuscript Leaves

Illuminating the Manuscript Leaves:
Navigating this Collection

Effective use of the images and information available on this website requires an understanding of the software. Instructions for navigating between the images and information of multi-sided documents, and about zooming in on details in the images, are provided below. See Search Tips for additional information.

 

Navigating Images

One-sided documents display an image in the center of the page, with a "thumbnail" image at left and an image toolbar above it. Descriptive information about the image, also known as metadata, appears beneath the image.

On the image toolbar, moving the blue dot toward the plus sign will allow you to zoom in to see more detail in the image. As you zoom in, the thumbnail image will highlight the part of the larger image you are viewing. Practice zooming in on a document.

The image toolbar also enables manipulation of the image on your screen. Hover your mouse over the icons to learn how they can modify your view of the image. Buttons above the image toolbar allow you to download or print low-resolution versions of the image.

 

Navigating Compound Objects

Documents consisting of more than one page or side appear as "compound objects." The software displays compound objects with the first page of the image on the main screen, the image toolbar above it, and a table of contents or "menu" to the right, which can be toggled via tabs to view images ("thumbnails") or titles ("content") of the pages.

 

Navigating Metadata

Metadata provides descriptive information about each digital item in a standardized way to aid in locating items and in learning more about them once located.

To view the metadata of a compound object, click the "View Description" link above the image toolbar. The detailed "Object Description" refers to the entire compound object. Scroll down further for "Description" about the page being viewed. Clicking on hyperlinked terms will lead to the set of items containing that word or phrase.

See also: detailed information about the metadata standards used for all University of Louisville Digital Collections

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