Content Delivery Service

CDS in use at Yale Center for British ArtYale's Content Delivery Service (CDS) 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 load quickly, web-sites are more reliable, and it is all easily accessed locally and internationally. This shared solution extends and enhances Yale’s Media Manager and increases access to Yale’s vast collection of content.

The service feeds images to the Yale Digital Commons partners’ websites such as Yale Center for British Art and Discover Yale Digital Content.

In the past, museums and libraries at Yale developed independent systems for delivering images to the web, resulting in redundant efforts, and inefficiencies, and overhead costs.  In response to this growing problem, YDC2 has brought these cultural heritage units together to design and develop a single university-wide system for delivering images online.

YDC2's new system, the Content Delivery Service, offers the following benefits:

  1. Delivers high-quality images from Yale’s world class collections
  2. Enables units to put open access material out to the public faster and more efficiently
  3. Allows content creators to easily download or add images to their websites without assistance from their technical staff
  4. Extends Yale's Media Manager, where the cultural heritage units store and manage their digital images

The first phase of the CDS is a collaboration between the YDC2 partners: Yale Center for British Art, Beinecke Rare Books & Manuscripts Library, Yale Peabody Museum, Yale University Art Gallery, and Yale University Library.

View CDS Access Matrix

Getting Started
Read the CDS Service Guide and the CDS User Guide to learn how to take advantage of this empowering service.