Manchester Metropolitan UniversityOnline library digital images

The Library’s main printed book special collection is one devoted to book design, which covers some 12,000 British private press and commercial publications including extensive holdings of twentieth century Artists’ books.

Our DAM system is a vital access point to the collections for both our students and other users. The customer support is always quick to respond, helpful and a pleasure to work with, and that has not changed in over a decade of working with the iBase team.

Stephanie Boydell, Curator MMU Library Services

Digital library software with federated searching API

A rich collection of Victorian ephemera includes the Sir Harry Page and Laura Seddon collections of Victorian albums and greeting cards. The Gallery collection originated in a body of work collected by the Manchester Art School from the 1890's and includes ceramics, glass, metalwork, wood, jewellery, ethnography, prints, drawings and works on canvas.

  • The iBase API serves all data and images in structured XML so it can be embedded into any site.
  • Full integration with the existing TalisPrism portal to allow rapid searching across many stored objects.
  • Complex custom data structure with multiple object types existing alongside each other which can be instantly searched.
MMU using iBase Digital Library Software with Federated Searching API