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Wondering what happened with an experiment? This page lists previous experiments that we decided to end and why.


TryIIIF, an IIIF viewer and generator

preview of TryIIIF
The International Image Interoperability Framework (IIIF) aims to define a uniform method to access image-based resources, which are hosted at institutions around the world. IIIF wants  to develop shared technologies that allow scholars to view, compare, manipulate and annotate images. TryIIIF demonstrated two IIIF viewers and the JSON configuration file.

Why this experiment?

As a contributor to the IIIF open source effort, the MIT Libraries developed TryIIIF to demonstrate the power of IIIF, the viewer options, and the code needed to create an image view.

Experiment runtime: 2016

BrowZine

preview of BrowZine
BrowZine is a tool for reading e-journal issues on tablets, phones or on the web. It consolidates journals from several publishers, allowing you to read and browse issues through a single interface rather than looking up each journal individually.

Why this experiment?

The MIT Libraries tried BrowZine to explore ways to make online browsing more visually interesting and personalized. After a year-long trial, we decided not to renew our BrowZine subscription due to low adoption rate among our user community.

Experiment runtime: Spring 2016 – Fall 2016