I've created a new, experimental viewer for digitised files in RecordSearch:
Simply put -- you supply a barcode of a digitised file in RecordSearch and the viewer will retrieve the images and display them in useful and interesting ways.
This is a replacement for a userscript I created several years ago. I decided to turn it into a standalone app to give me a bit more freedom, but I've also created a couple of 'connectors' that let you jump from RecordSearch to the viewer without having to cut and paste the barcode, see:
The url structure is easy to understand if you want to create your own links manually:
http://dhistory.org/archives/naa/items/[barcode]/[page number]/ -- link to individual page
http://dhistory.org/archives/naa/items/[barcode]/ --> redirects to the first page
http://dhistory.org/archives/naa/items/[barcode]/wall/ -- view the whole file on the wall
The most exciting thing for me is just being able to link to and share an individual page. I've added the usual 'Share' buttons and included a basic comments function, but I'm hoping to expand the possibilities for annotation and use.
Just tried it out Tim - fantastic! So much easier to share records with people who have trouble negotiating catalogues, and being able to link to individual pages to discuss specific information is great.
Tim, Fantastic idea and so much easier than going through pages one by one to find what you are looking for
Thanks for sharing - it is the best thing since sliced bread
Thanks to Debra or I wouldn't never have known about this way of doing things - have passed it on to my genealogy colleagues who use the NAA site often