Metropolitan University

Online library of Manchester Metropolitan University's digital collections of prints, designs, book covers, textiles and much more from the School of Art.

Digital library 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.

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
MMU using iBase Digital Library Software with Federated Searching API