4 September 2012
We are pleased to announce some changes that have just been made to JISC MediaHub:
Explore by Place is part of the Explore area of JISC MediaHub where you will find a number of different ways to browse and explore interesting images, video, and sound.
Explore by Place uses geographic information, which we have for many but not all items in JISC MediaHub, to create a map of the world that connects the image, video or sound to the place it was shot or created. The first screen you will see is a map of the world centred on the UK and Northern Europe.
From this map you can zoom out to explore other areas of the globe or you can zoom in to explore content from the UK. The map works just like Google maps: you can use the scroll wheel of your mouse, or the + and - keys on your keyboard, to zoom in and out. If you want to move around the map just click and drag or slip the map around so that is focused where you want it to be.
The widget lets you add a search box for the JISC MediaHub service to any website you wish, which means you could include the search box on your website, blog, AND/OR on your institutional portal or VLE, etc.
It looks like the search box in the top right-hand corner of JISC MediaHub.
The widget allows you to type in your search terms, tick what format you would like the results to appear in, and perform the search. A new tab or new window will open up with your search results shown - you can then access more detailed filtering of results.
The widget can be used anywhere on the web: on any public or internal institutional pages, virtual learning environments, library blogs, etc.
The JISC MediaHub Search Widget embed code is available from the About page. The widget uses a very compact iFrame embed code, so, for most web pages, you should just be able to paste this code into the HTML and it will just work. For pages where iFrames have been disabled, we would recommend instead using a JISC MediaHub logo or text link to connect your readers with the service.
We have updated the development Roadmap and will notify you over the coming months as additional features from that list are released into service.
Other changes you may notice:
If you'd like to share your views on any of these changes, please either email the helpdesk (email@example.com) or use the Contact Us page to send us your feedback.