May 17, 2022

Video Tour of First Digital Exhibit Built Using New Spotlight Plugin For Blacklight Developed at Stanford University

From the Video Blurb (via Stanford University Libraries/YouTube):

This video is a tour of the first production exhibit built with Spotlight. It features digitized maps of Africa.

Spotlight is plugin of Blacklight, a popular open source solution for building library discovery environments. Spotlight enables librarians, faculty and others to build customized online exhibits using a self-service, forms-based user interface. Spotlight was designed and built by software engineers at the Stanford University Libraries.

Download the Spotlight Code (via Github)

See Also: Stanford U. Libraries Begins Building New Tool To Assist in Creation of Digital Collection Websites (February 16, 2014)

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