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University of Oxford: Cabinet

One of the oldest and best-known universities in the world, the University of Oxford has amassed enormous collections over the centuries, which are spread throughout its many libraries and museums. To help support educators who would like to reference these materials in their teaching, the university created the Cabinet project, which "aims to make these resources more accessible for teaching and research through digitisation (both 2D and 3D) and bringing these resources into a single intuitive and interactive interface." Visitors to this project will find a searchable trove of hundreds of digitized objects held by institutions such as the Bodleian Library, the Ashmolean Museum, and more. Selecting an object leads to an interactive, high-quality digital rendering accompanied by descriptive commentary and links to additional information. Three-dimensional objects can be rotated and zoomed into, and all public objects in Cabinet can be embedded in external websites. Some of Cabinet's objects have been assembled into thematic collections which are found under Discover. Examples include: "Technology and Culture in Global Perspective, 1100-1700" and digitized exhibitions, such as "Thinking inside the box," which highlights historical boxes used to carry books and documents.
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February 28th, 2020
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January 9th, 2020 at 3:03pm
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February 25th, 2020 at 7:59am
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