The University of Southampton

MicroViews

Date:
2009-2010
Funding:
JISC

The Microviews project aims to develop a Javascript library that is capable of rendering a preview of an EPrint page that can be used as a tooltip and also as a specialised interface for mobile devices. The preview will show selected EPrints fields with the aim of providing enough information for users to choose whether to follow the link to the full EPrint page. The library will include a simple Javascript hook that can be included on any page containing links to an EPrint. The hook will display the preview as a graphical tooltip when users hover over the link. The JavaScript will also detect mobile devices and rather than a tooltip will insert a mobile friendly gateway page when users select the link.

Microviews will be useable without modifying the EPrints installations themselves, and the scripts will be referenced from a central Microviews server for easy maintainability.

Primary investigator

Secondary investigator

  • Marcus Ramsden

Associated research group

  • Learning Societies Lab
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