The UWM Libraries have been digitizing our archival collections since 2002, with over 180,000 digital objects available through our Digital Collections - and counting! This toolkit provides a guide to tools that extend our digital collections even further. Below, you'll find tools that enable you to build ad hoc digital exhibits, create timelines, develop visual narratives, and more. We'll continue adding to the toolkit and welcome suggestions for additional applications and ideas.
Juncture is a free-to-use, open source framework for converting simple text files into an engaging visual essay. A visual essay is an interactive and responsive web page that augments a text narrative with visual elements to provide depth and context.
With Juncture you can create a single essay or build a full website consisting of multiple visual essays with navigation, site info pages, contact form, logo, and other simple customizations.
Mirador (http://projectmirador.org) is a web-based digital image viewer that supports deep zoom, analysis, comparison and annotation of high quality cultural heritage images. It is compatible with the International Image Interoperability Framework (IIIF), and thus has the capability to load and display hundreds of millions of images published on the web by participating IIIF institutions.