Stanford Libraries work cycle to develop custom instance of ArcLight for the International Military Tribunal (IMT) at Nuremberg (1945-1946) collection

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Dinah Handel

Oct 12, 2022, 2:35:38 PM10/12/22
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Dear ArcLight community, 

On behalf of Stanford Libraries and the Digital Library Systems and Services unit, I am writing to inform the community of an ongoing project to implement ArcLight for the display and discovery of the Taube Archive of the International Military Tribunal (IMT) at Nuremberg (1945-1946). This project will have impacts on the core ArcLight code, although the final result will be a customized standalone instance of ArcLight.

Please see further details below: 

  • Stanford Libraries is working on a local implementation of an ArcLight-based application. To support this application, we are working on a new major version of ArcLight to make ArcLight compatible with Blacklight 8.

  • This new major version of ArcLight (currently v1.0.0.alpha) will necessarily include breaking changes with old versions of ArcLight. For example, it is likely we will drop support for Rails 6.

  • Old versions of ArcLight remain available.

  • Without choosing to upgrade to the new major version of ArcLight, none of these changes will impact your institutional ArcLight instances.

  • In addition to maintenance related changes to bring ArcLight up to date, we are considering UI changes to bring features developed by Duke University Libraries into core ArcLight. As described in ArcLight issue #1148, we’re considering:

    • Implementing a sidebar layout in place of ArcLight core’s current tabbed interface.

    • Changes to the breadcrumb layout.

You can follow the progress of the project and demo videos on the Stanford DLSS Youtube channel


Dinah Handel, Product Owner for ArcLight at SUL

DLSS Access Development team

Lauren Sorensen, Product Owner for the IMT at Nuremberg ArcLight instance

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