Manipulating the image
Within the pane, using your cursor, you may click and drag the image to move it in any of the cardinal directions. You may also use your mouse's scroll wheel, or use a touchpad's virtual scroll functionality, to zoom in and out of the image. Left-clicking within the image pane will also zoom the image in.
When your cursor is within the image pane, a button menu will display in the upper-right of the pane. From left to right, the buttons have specific functions which will be helpful when manipulating the image:
- Zoom in: Zoom the image in.
- Zoom out: Zoom the image out.
- Go home: Re-center the image so that it appears as it was when it was first loaded.
- Toggle full page: Use this to enter/exit full-screen mode.
- Rotate left: Rotate the image 90 degrees to the left.
- Rotate right: Rotate the image 90 degrees to the right.
Navigating between pages
There are multiple ways to navigate between pages/images within a single item, all of which may be found in the space directly above the image viewing pane.
- Browse Images: Clicking this will bring up a scroll down pane that includes thumbnails of images from within the object. If you are looking for a specific visual or image, this may be the best way to browse a document.
- Browse Sections: Select documents, for ease of navigation, have had their pages divided into sections. For documents which have sections, the Browse Sections button will bring up a scroll down pane that includes the title of each section in the document. This option will only appear if a document has sections to begin with.
- Hits: When using the "Search this resource" function, and the document has transcription, the left and right arrows to the immediate right of "Hits:" will navigate to the next or previous pages that include your search term or phrase.
- Page Number Browse: The right-most left and right arrows, when clicked, will, respectively, move back or forward one page in the document. Between the arrows is a page number input. Clicking the up and down arrows next to the number will navigate, respectively, to the next or previous page. You can also manually input a page number into the field to automatically navigate to that page. Inputting a number higher than the last page number will result in the viewer loading the last page.
Changing the size of the viewer
Along the bottom right edge of the viewer are two arrow buttons which may be used to adjust the width of the image viewer in relation to the width of the Summary/Transcript pane. By default the image pane will be at 2/3rds length. The arrow buttons may be used to adjust the width to 100%, 50%, and back to 2/3rds widths.
As described above the "Toggle full page" button, found when the cursor hovers over the image, may be used to enter full screen mode.
By default, the summary pane will appear to the right of the image pane when viewing a document. The summary pane includes basic information about the document that you might want to see at a glance. Most of the fields are controlled vocabulary fields; clicking on any of the terms will bring up a linked metadata search for that term which can be very helpful when looking for similar or related items.
- Title: This is the title of the document.
- Creator: This is the person(s) or organization(s) responsible for the creation of the document.
- Names: These are the names of persons and/or organizations which are related to, or referenced by, the document.
- Geographic Coverage: These are the places which are related to, or referenced by, the document.
- Subjects: These are topical terms which describe the content of the document.
- Genre/Form: These are descriptive terms which describe what the document is.
- View Literal Transcription: If the document has a related literal transcription, then it may be easily accessed by clicking the title of that transcription that appears here.
- Related Resources: If a document has closely related documents, they may be easily accessed by clicking the title of any related documents that appear here. If looking at a literal transcription, the related resource link will bring you to the original document.
If a document has a transcription, an unformatted version of it will appear within this pane. You can switch between the summary pane and transcript pane by simply clicking "Transcript" or "Summary" at the top of the pane. Transcripts are fully searchable; if using the "Search this resource" search box, any results will be highlighted in yellow within the text of the transcription.
Clicking the "Download" button that appears directly below the image viewer will open a pop-out menu that will allow you to download select information about and from the selected resource.
- Current Item: This option will allow you to download the currently shown image as either a PDF, JPEG, or PNG.
- Full Record: This option will allow you to download all images, in order, from the selected document as a PDF.
- Current Transcript: This option will allow you to download the currently shown transcription as a TXT file.
- Record Metadata: This option will allow you to download the selected record's metadata as a CSV (Excel) file.
Please note that, temporarily, the "Current Item" and "Full Record" options are not available. A planned future update to the Quartex platform will allow us to make these options more readily available.
Bookmark resource and Bookmark image
The "Bookmark resource" and "Bookmark image" options, which appear directly below the image pane, may be used in conjunction with a Quartex account to easily bookmark specific records, or specific images within a document, for future reference. If you are not logged into Quartex account, you will first be asked to either log in or create a new account when you click on either of these buttons.
The IIIF Viewer (often said aloud as "triple-eye-eff viewer") is an advanced feature which provides an alternate means to view images through an IIIF compatible Mirador Viewer. The IIIF viewer is an international standard for viewers and used by numerous institutions. The usefulness of the IIIF viewer lies in its ability to allow users to look, side by side, at documents from multiple, otherwise unrelated, institutions. The "Manifest" button, next to the "Viewer" button, when clicked, will bring up you to the manifest, which is a piece of computer code intended to be used by specific computer systems.
IIIF has produced two guides which may be helpful to you:
We have produced a guide to using the IIIF Viewer to view original documents and literal transcriptions in the same browser window.
The "Resource Details" pane provides the user with the complete set of metadata for a given document. All metadata attached to the document can be found here, including descriptive metadata, administrative metadata, and technical metadata. These fields are described here in alphabetical order.
- Camera Model: The Camera Model field describes the make or model of the camera, or other imaging device, used in the creation of a given digital resource. An example for this field would be “Canon EOS 5DS R”.
- Collection: The Collection field refers to the title of the archival or library collection that a digital resource belongs to. An example for this field would be “Brunswick Me. First Parish Church records, 1735-1829.”
- Citation: The Citation field refers to the preferred bibliographic reference of a given item for, as determined by institutional policies, to be used in citations for papers, publications, and other works. An example for this field would be “Admissions, 1763-1783, in the Brunswick Me. First Parish Church records, 1735-1829, RG5326.”
- Contributor: The Contributor field refers to the entities, such as persons or companies, responsible for the creation of a digitized digital resource. An example for this field would be “Digital Ark (Digitization vendor)”.
- Geographic Coverage: The Geographic Coverage field provides descriptive information on the physical geographic location, or locations, associated with any given resource. An example for this field would be “Brunswick (Me.)”.
- Creator: The Creator field provides descriptive information on the persons, families, and/or corporate entities responsible for the creation of the resource. An example for this field would be “First Parish Church (Brunswick, Me.)”.
- Date: The Date field refers to the date, or range of dates, that can be ascribed to the creation of any given resource. An example for this field would be “1763-1783”.
- Date of Reformatting: The Date of Reformatting field refers to the date that a digital file was created and/or last edited during the process of digitization. An example for this field would be “25 January 2016”.
- Extent: The Extent field is a measure of the size, duration, or amount of something tangible contained within any given digital resource. An example would be “2 images”.
- External Reference: An External Reference is a link that leads to an external record, typically held in another system or format, such as a library catalog record, archival finding aid, or similar electronic records.
- File Format: The File Format field provides information for the file type of the original digital resource before it was uploaded onto this digital archive. Examples for this field would be “image/tiff” and “image/jpeg”.
- Genre/Form: The Genre/Form field provides descriptive information for the bibliographic genre or record type that any given digital resource belongs to. Example for this field would be “Records (Documents)” or “Negatives (Photographs)”.
- Name: The Name field provides descriptive information for persons, families, and/or corporate entities which are referred to in a given digital resource but are otherwise not the creator of the resource.
- Reference Number: The Reference Number field provides a local designation used to identify one collection, or item, from another. An example would be “RG5326”.
- Language: The Language Field provides a list of the written and/or spoken languages found within any given digital resource. An example for this field would be “English”.
- Source: The Source filed refers to the name of corporate entity which holds the original or physical version of a digital resource. An example for this field would be “Congregational Library & Archives”.
- Origination: The Origination field refers to the origin of the creation of a digital resource; most commonly the field describes which resources are "born-digital", meaning the original resource was created in a digital environment, or "reformatted digital", meaning the original resource was a physical item which was later digitized.
- Provenance: The Provenance field refers to the custodial history of a collection or item; the changes in ownership and possession of a resource since its creation that are significant for its authenticity, integrity, and interpretation.
- Reformatting Quality: The Reformatting Quality field refers to the type of digitization undertaken. Primarily, the field informs us if any given digital resource is a surrogate preservation copy, meaning the file can stand-in for the physical original, or an access copy used to provide access for users. Most resources on this digital archive will be "access" copies.
- Related Resources: Related Resources are other materials that are closely related to a given digital resource, either due to the content of an item, or the context for the creation of the item.
- Rights Statement: The Rights Statement links to RightsStatements.org statements which describe the copyright status of a given resource and how the digital resource may be used by other parties.
- Scope and Content: The Scope and Content field describes the content you can expect to find within a given digital resource such as the breadth of time and geographical area covered within the resource, the types of documents included within the resource, and the nature of activities described within the resource.
- Series: The Series field provides the name of the series or project a digital resource belongs to. An example for this field would be "New England's Hidden Histories".
- Sponsor: The Sponsor field refers to the person(s) or organization(s), such as a granting institution, that provided funding for the creation of a given digital resource.
- Subject: The Subject field provides a list of subjects which are topical terms that describe what a digital resource is about. Examples for this field would be "Church membership", "Covenants (Church polity)" and "Traditional Medicine".
- Title: The Title field provides a name for a digital resource. Titles typically include a creator statement, a descriptive statement, and a date statement.
- Type: The type field describes the physical "genre" that a digital resource belongs to. Examples for this field would include "Text" and "Still Image".
When you run a search using the "Search this resource" box, the results of that search will be listed in the same space that the "Resource Details" pane exists. The Search Results pane will first show results from information found within the document's metadata. It will then show results found from within individual images, typically the transcriptions associated with those images. Finally it will show results found from within the titles of sections, if there are any sections in the document.
The search results pane is useful when trying to navigate between different results and for seeing, at a glace, the content of those results. Clicking on a results link will bring you to the highlighted result, whether it be found within the record's metadata or within the image and transcription.
You can flip between the "Search Results" and "Resource Details" pane by clicking the appropriate pane titles as they appear to the left of the pane.