- How can I find out when new content is made available?
- How do I link to a specific page within a book?
- How do I change page while seeing as much of the manuscript as possible?
- How do I share a book on Facebook, Twitter, etc.?
- What technologies are behind the Cambridge Digital Library?
- What kind of standards do you use for data?
- Will you be offering whole pdfs of the manuscripts to download (for e-readers for example)?
- Why can't I see all books in Cambridge University Library online?
- What types of searches do you support?
- How are cookies are used on this site?
How can I find out when new content is made available?
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Our website URLs have the format:
http://cudl.lib.cam.ac.uk/view/[item id]/[image number]
So http://cudl.lib.cam.ac.uk/view/MS-ADD-03996/5 links to image 5 in item MS-ADD-03996 (The Trinity College Notebook).
How do I change page while seeing as much of the manuscript as possible?
The right panel, which shows some information about the item can be collapsed by clicking on the arrow icon in the far right of the screen. This will allow you to view more of the image while you can still page forward and backwards through the book. There is also a button within the viewer that allows you to expand it to cover the full screen.
When you are looking at an item, on the right hand panel select 'View more options' then 'Download or Share'. Under the Share section on this tab are there are icons which will let you share the page on facebook, twitter and a number of other social media sites.
What technologies are behind the Cambridge Digital Library?
We are currently working on implementing the IIIF technology to expand your experience using Cambridge Digital Library. If you want to know more about IIIF and what we’re working on, please see our Dynamic digital library – a IIIF scoping project article.
What kind of standards do you use for data?
Our data is primarily in METS, MODS and TEI formats. We are planning to provide our data for others to download and use. Please let us know what formats/APIs would be most useful to you.
Will you be offering whole pdfs of the manuscripts to download (for e-readers for example)?
This is something which we would like to do, however this may result in very large files, so may not be suitable for all books.
Why can't I see all books in Cambridge University Library online?
We are just starting to build our online collection, so we only have a few works online at the moment. You may be able to find what you are looking for at the eresources@cambridge website.
What types of searches do you support?
Searching for newton Searches the metadata for 'newton'
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