• Voyager

    Author(s):
    Scott Geffert
    Editor(s):
    Karina Wratschko (see profile)
    Date:
    2023
    Group(s):
    Multimedia & Technology Reviews Editors
    Subject(s):
    Three-dimensional imaging, Open source software
    Item Type:
    Review
    Permanent URL:
    https://doi.org/10.17613/ztmx-pp34
    Abstract:
    Voyager is an open-source suite of tools for creating and displaying three-dimensional images. It was developed by the Smithsonian’s Digitization Program Office to serve as their 3D imaging pipeline and is available to the public. Any effort to make 3D cultural heritage images more accessible via open-source tools should be applauded. When third-party platforms sit between an institution and the visitor experience this creates a potential barrier. There are many third-party services offering free access to view images, but to access advanced features or to download content, visitors are typically required to create accounts and surrender email accounts and other personal data to gain access. It’s the equivalent of asking a visitor to purchase an admission ticket twice to enter an institution. The Voyager viewer provides a viable path for institutions wishing to explore directly hosting content for viewing and sharing. Additionally, the robust feature set provides visitors with advanced capabilities via an accessible user interface.
    Metadata:
    Published as:
    Online publication    
    Status:
    Published
    Last Updated:
    12 months ago
    License:
    Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives

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