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Viewshare is a free web application for generating and customizing views (interactive maps, timelines, facets, tag clouds) that allow users to interact with and explore cultural heritage digital collections. 

Note: Viewshare service will be retired on March 20, 2018.  No new accounts are being created at this time. 

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For more information read the blog post, New Season, New Viewshare (October 21, 2014).
In addition, it is known that Viewshare is a Software as a Service (SaaS) and is hosted by Rackspace in San Antonio, Texas. Viewshare can import data in the following forms: 1) simple rectangular Excel spreadsheets or csv files; 2) XML MODS; 3) Dublin Core Data from an OAI-PMH endpoint; 4) JSON data available via a public URL; or 5) a CONTENTdm database.

Recollection Wisconsin has used Viewshare since 2012 to provide multiple access points to contributing partners' digital collections ( and to sort digital collections in alignment with state standards for teaching K-12 social studies and history (  Please Note: These links will only work until March 20, 2018 as the Viewshare services is being retired.  

January 17, 2018

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