Discover online collections in an entirely new way.

Pictoscope UI



The Visual Access Point to Online Books and Collections

What Is Pictoscope?

Pictoscope is a visual discovery service that generates compelling image content capable of instantly improving access to digitized books, artwork and online collections.

How Does it Work?

The power of Pictoscsope is its visual environment where historic illuminations, illustrations and other generated imagery become important entry points to new discoveries. An innovative thumbnail imaging index provides patrons a new window onto a amazing array of digital content.

Why Use Pictoscope?

In today's online environment, less popular but essential content is often lost, hidden in the depths of the Deep Web. Pictoscope's visual discovery index has the power to help patrons uncover indispensable online collections. A simple click plugs them directly into important openly available collections and content that otherwise remain overlooked and underused.

How Libraries Can Contribute

Pictoscope is excited to support the mission of libraries and other nonprofit institutions. Your membership and metadata contributions will help improve access to essential primary resources that deserve to remain open and freely accessible. This exciting improvement in access links together openly available initiatives and content, reducing institutional reliance on more costly subscription resources and connecting researchers to a new world of hidden resources.

Coming Soon

Scheduled for launch mid June

Pictoscope isn't quite ready yet. In the meantime, you can stay informed by signing up to receive news and updates, membership info, and collaboration details.

Pictoscope at ALA-Las Vegas!

Pictoscope is pleased to announce the premier of our BookView and OpenView library products. Pictoscope visual discovery services allow patrons to see online collections in a new way. Come by our table at ALA and let us show you how Pictoscope is opening a new window on openly accessible content and collections.

Contribute Today!

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