Thanks to Greta Kuriger of George Mason University Library, the DOVE catalog made the leap from a flat file to a multifaceted graphic display. Last May, Greta participated in DOVE’s survey training in Northern Virginia and also went to a Library of Congress workshop about Viewshare, “a free platform for generating and customizing views, (interactive maps, timelines, facets, tag clouds) that allow users to experience your digital collections.” Greta saw that Viewshare had great potential for DOVE. She experimented with some of DOVE data and showed it to Sonia Yaco at ODU. Sonia began working with the Library of Congress to import all of the DOVE catalog data. The folks at LoC were impressed DOVE and asked for Sonia to write about the project’s use of Viewshare. The article is published it on Viewshare’s “User Stories” page.
A full roll out of Viewshare and more publicity for DOVE is expected early next year.