Discover how the Hoover Institution Library and Archives' collections are published online with eMuseum.

Hoover Institution Library and Archives and eMuseum

See and hear how the Hoover Institution’s digital archives come alive on their eMuseum site through embedded audio and video files. Effortless for casual browsers and academics to navigate, this online collection enhances the research experience and provides quick access to share, cite, and download data in various formats including images optimized for the IIIF standard.

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Haidar Hadi
Digital Database Developer
The Hoover Institution

Housed by the prestigious Stanford University, Hoover Institution Library and Archives is a world-renowned archive of political and economic history. Over 64,000 photos, sound and film recordings, and ephemera—including one of the world’s largest political poster collections—are publicly available thanks to eMuseum.

To facilitate the research process, eMuseum's archive finding feature also links each object record to the Hoover Institution Library and Archives collection guide in the Online Archive of California database.

The detailed object record of one of the Hoover Institution’s videos featuring Milton Friedman.

Online browsing is personalized by a robust search feature, custom navigation displays, and the “Reading Room only” security option that denies access to off-campus users. To facilitate the research process, an archive finding feature also links each object record to its collection guide in the Online Archive of California database.

Project Details

Client:Hoover Institution Library and Archives
Location:Stanford, California
URL:digitalcollections.hoover.org
Features:Archive finding feature
Embedded audio and video
eMuseum API
IIIF support
Search tool
Project Type:Public-facing website

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