Enable creation of Carousel widgets for collections
We would love to be able to create scrolling carousels to highlight collections, and embed them in other platforms (LibGuides, webpages, etc.) We see examples of this kind of carousel within Primo VE records, for materials that are in Collection Discovery (aka Digital Collections); at the bottom of the record there is a feature labeled "More from the same collection" with a link to the full collection in Collection Discovery as well as a scrolling carousel of images with the book jacket images and links to the other titles. We would like to be able to embed this kind of feature in other resources.
It would be great if it were possible to establish and share code for these kind of carousels, to enable highlight of and link to Alma/Primo materials. Digital Collections is one example of a use case, but carousel widget creation for other selected sets might also be a boon.
Different institutions may be taking different local development approaches to create these sorts of tools, so it would be great if Ex Libris could help develop something everyone could share.
Thank you for this idea.
We are currently reviewing it and examining the addition of such a widget.
Holli Kubly commented
As with the other carousel request, it is imperative that the solution be accesible for users using assistive technologies.
Steve Brantley commented
Great idea. Ours is labeled 'virtual browse' at the foot of a full record display. I'd love to be able to embed this and custom collections in this way.