Re: [RT] Moving Piggy Bank forward...

From: Stefano Mazzocchi <>
Date: Mon, 25 Jul 2005 13:32:08 -0700

Erik Hatcher wrote:
> On Jul 23, 2005, at 11:45 PM, Stefano Mazzocchi wrote:
>> Erik Hatcher wrote:
>>> One interesting idea I've had for our application that might work with
>>> Piggy Bank also is to take a snapshot the page itself as a graphic and
>>> keep attached to the resources from that page as a thumbnail. It
>>> looks like Otis has done this with Simpy:
>>> We have a lot of non-graphical objects to collect (poems, manuscripts,
>>> etc) and having a visual of the page it was on would likely be a big
>>> hit with users (though we also have scans of the actual manuscripts
>>> that we can use also).
>> Hmmm, interesting. One of the future features of PB is being able to add
>> binary content along with its metadata (pictures, for example) at that
>> point, what these pictures represent is really just an
>> implementation/customization detail.
>> But I have to be honest, I wouldn't know how to make a 'screenshot' of
>> an HTML page directly. (I know a company has been modifying gecko to
>> print over a bitmap canvas instead of the screen memory, but I wouldn't
>> be that happy to go down that path)
> I've come across this option:


Stefano Mazzocchi
Research Scientist                 Digital Libraries Research Group
Massachusetts Institute of Technology            location: E25-131C
77 Massachusetts Ave                   telephone: +1 (617) 253-1096
Cambridge, MA  02139-4307              email: stefanom at mit . edu
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