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+1 for the viewer concept, and I'll add that viewing & downloading meet 
different needs and should both be offered if possible. (said because of 
recently having had to download huge PDFs just to glance at a few pages).

kc

On 11/8/13 11:10 AM, Edward Summers wrote:
> It is sad to me that converting to PDF for viewing off the Web seems like the answer. Isnít there a tiling viewer (like Leaflet) that could be used to render jpeg derivatives of the original tif files in Omeka?
>
> For an example of using Leaflet (usually used for working with maps) in this way checkout NYTimes Machine Beta:
>
>      http://apps.beta620.nytimes.com/timesmachine/1969/07/20/issue.html
>
> //Ed
>
> On Nov 8, 2013, at 2:00 PM, Kyle Banerjee <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>
>> We are in the process of migrating our digital collections from CONTENTdm
>> to Omeka and are trying to figure out what to do about the compound objects
>> -- the vast majority of which are digitized books.
>>
>> The source files are actually hi res tiffs but since ginormous objects
>> broken into hundreds of pieces (each of which can be well over 100MB in
>> size) aren't exactly friendly to use, we'd like to stitch them into
>> individual pdf's that can be viewed more conveniently
>>
>> My game plan is to simply have a script pull the files down as jpegs which
>> can be fed to imagemagick which can theoretically do everything I need.
>> However, I've never actually done anything like this before, so I wanted to
>> see if there's a method that people have used for combining lots of images
>> into pdfs that works particularly well. Thanks,
>>
>> kyle

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