All hail, Mike Poston

This is a big day for EMPOP and anyone who uses the Folger Shakespeare Library’s online transcription tool, Dromio. For today, the designer of Dromio, Mike Poston, added a IIIF viewer to the entire tool. This drastically improves image quality. In fact, it gives transcribers the same high-quality, super-zoomable image available the them on Luna, the Folger’s digital image repository. It eliminates, therefore, any need for transcribers to toggle between Dromio and Luna. It makes work a lot easier. And, especially for a small, closely-written manuscript such as V.a.339, it’s so luxurious.

Last fall, Mike added a IIIF viewer to VCU’s portion of Dromio just in time for the students there to use it to complete their transcript of V.a.345. Here are a few of them using the new and improved Dromio on its first day with the IIIF viewer:

Cameron Washington, Michelle Mead, and Gabriela Santiago test drive Mike Poston’s IIIF viewer on the new, improved Dromio at VCU in November, 2019.

Just look at that image resolution. Now every one can experience it here. Thank you, thank you, Mike.


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