ODAI Launches Content Delivery Service

July 2, 2012

Yale University now offers high-quality digital images from Yale's world-class collections. The Office of Digital Assets and Infrastructure (ODAI) has launched a new Content Delivery Service that converts images stored in Yale’s Media Manager into different sizes and formats and makes them publicly available on the web. Leveraging cloud computing technology, content is processed faster, images are loaded more quickly, web-sites are more reliable, and it is all easily accessed locally and internationally.

The Content Delivery Service is a collaboration between ODAI and the Yale Digital Commons Partners: Yale Center for British Art, Beinecke Rare Books & Manuscripts Library, Yale Peabody Museum, and Yale University Art Gallery. “The launch of CDS is the most recent example of the power of collaboration at Yale. We identified a common problem and quickly and flexibly arrived at a shared solution to build yet another key component for a shared digital content infrastructure” says Meg Bellinger, Director of ODAI.

The first of the Yale Digital Commons Partners to take advantage of the Content Delivery Service is the Yale Center for British Art, whose online catalogue currently represents more than 50,000 records, including the complete collection of paintings and sculpture and several thousand prints and drawings.

“Thanks to the Content Delivery Service created by Yale’s Office of Digital Assets & Infrastructure, the Center now can offer audiences across the globe access to its publication-quality images at a much faster rate and across a variety of devices, including smart phones. This can only enhance broad, international access to our magnificent collections for both study and pleasure” says Amy Meyers, Director of the Yale Center for British Art, “and support an online research environment for the history of British art.”

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