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Embed Internet Archive book reader

Much like the video stream embed example, any external web resource that supports embedding can be pulled into a CONTENTdm item view page if the stored item is a URL to the embed source. The Internet Archive’s Book Reader is a good example of this. If you have stored digitized books with the Internet Archive and like their Book Reader UI, you can pull that into your CONTENTdm site using a JavaScript customization. This customization reuses a generic template for pulling in external content but adapts it specifically for the Internet Archive Book Reader.

Example URL item

  • The above example is the officially supported pattern with this recipe. Some other patterns may work as well since this recipe has built-in some conversion mechanisms.
  • To find the URL for a book, go to the book page and click Share. In the above example, you will see the EMBED URL as source:src="".