YDC2 News

2013, July 29 : Yale Digital Collection Center Seeks Senior Software Engineer

The Yale Digital Collections Center (YDC2) is seeking a dynamic Senior Software Engineer to develop applications in support of digital cultural heritage collections. The engineer will focus on extending the capabilities of YDC2's Digital Content Platform (http://ydc2.yale.edu/content-platform ), including

2013, July 24 : YDC2 Announces 2014 Content Platform Architecture

The Yale Digital Collections Center is pleased to announce important new capabilities planned for the YDC2 Content Platform for this fiscal year. YDC2 is extending the Content Platform to support Cultural Heritage Data Management, Linked Data, and Content Channel distribution to the ArtStor Digital Library.

2013, July 11 : Pan and Zoom feature added to Content Delivery Service

YDC2's Content Delivery Service has added support for web-based pan and zoom viewing of high resolution images. This new feature allows users to zoom in on an area of an image and view it at its original resolution without the need to download large files. The Yale Center for British Art is the first YDC2 partner to make use of this new capability.

2013, June 28 : New Video about YDC2 Imaging Lab

YDC2 director Meg Bellinger discusses the state-of-the-art scanning technologies available the Yale Digital Collections Center Imaging Lab at West Campus in this new video produced by the Yale University Office of Public Affairs and Communications.

2013, June 14 : YDC2 Completes DAM Upgrade to Media Manager v7.1

YDC2 has completed an upgrade from v7.0 to v7.1 of OpenText's Media Manager. Media Manager is YDC2's solution for Digital Asset Management for partners in Cultural Heritage at Yale.  

2013, May 30 : Yale staff trained to use ShapeGrabber 3D scanner at YDC2 Imaging Lab

On April 11, 2013, staff from YDC2, the Peabody Museum of Natural History, the Yale Center for British Art, the Yale Art Gallery and the department of Computer Science attended training on the ShapeGrabber 3D scanner housed at the YDC2 Imaging Lab.

2013, May 14 : YDC2's Media Request Tool makes sending large digital files easy, reliable, and trackable

YDC2's Media Request Tool makes it easy for the cultural heritage media management community at Yale to send large digital files to collaborators across the globe.  The tool, developed by YDC2 and seamlessly integrated into Yale's Media Management environment, allows users to send images, audio, and video with their accompanying metadata to external participants.  Read more about the Media Request Tool <

2013, April 05 : YDC2 Imaging Lab Opens!

Over 150 collaborators and onlookers crowded the Collections Study Center corridors to share in the ribbon cutting ceremony, open house and reception marking the official opening of the Yale Digital Collections Center Imaging Lab and the Center for Conservation and Preservation research labs. 

2013, March 04 : Michael Appleby Presents at New Directions for Digital Scholarship

Michael Appleby, YDC2's Senior Developer delivered a presentation titled "Digitally Enabled Scholarship with Medieval Manuscripts" at the New Directions for Digital Scholarship conference on Digital Humanities held on March 1st, 2013 at the Sterling Memorial Library at Yale University.   

2013, March 01 : Carly Bogen Joins YDC2 as Project Manager
The Yale Digital Collection Center (YDC2) is delighted to announce that Carly Bogen has joined the office as project manager. Carly will manage a portfolio of projects involving the continuing development of the YDC2 Content Platform for cultural heritage and cultural heritage research projects. She will work closely with the Yale community to coordinate all aspects of the project lifecycle from initiation, to development, deployment, support and maintenance. Please join us in giving Carly a warm welcome to Yale.