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Welcome to the Behind-the-Scenes Portal for the Miranda Digital Asset Platform.

Miranda retirement

The Miranda platform has been retired. To explore and download Folger collection images and media, visit our new digital collections site.

Last July we shared that Miranda, our digital asset platform, would be retired. Web-based technology is always evolving, and the expectations of users change alongside the technology. We want to meet the expectations of scholars and researchers as well as provide streamlined access for the curious web user.

In February 2024, we introduced a new digital collections tool that will better enable us to meet the needs of the Folger’s research community and, combined with the Folger’s recently redesigned main website, provide more entry points for all audiences. You can read more about how to use the Folger’s new digital collections site on this blog post.

If you have any questions about where to locate a resource or how to retrieve MyShelf data you had stored in Miranda, please reach out to Information about the project and the platform code repository will remain available here on the Miranda Behind-the-Scenes Wiki through the next two years.

Where you can find Folger resources

An introduction to the Miranda platform shares specific information about the platform components and the project goal.

For digital collection images and media, visit the Folger's Digital Collections website.

The Folger's library catalog has bibliographic data and collections materials information.

The Folger’s Shakespeare Unlimited podcasts are available on the Folger’s website.

The Folger’s Finding Aids database shares information about our manuscript collections and institutional archives.

Miranda Stories websites feature items from our collection and the collections of global institutional partners.

More online resources offered by the Folger can be found on the Folger’s website.

Contact if you have any questions or are looking for other resources not listed above.

Where you can find Miranda information and code

This portal documents the human and technical development processes that made the Miranda project possible. The Miranda prototype was made public in fall 2017, with an alpha release in May 2018 and a beta launch in January 2019. The grant period concluded at the end of February 2020, and the platform will be retired in fall 2023.

This portal contains information about what is currently available on the Miranda platform and outlines some of the work completed throughout the project. For technical (and technical-leaning) folks, there is also information on how the platform itself works, how to interact with the platform's APIs, and the platform's data model.

The code repository for Miranda as well as the 2017 Miranda prototype is available on Github under the MIT License.

Our technical partners for this project were ParsonsTKO and Aplyca Technologia. The Miranda project was made possible with generous support from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

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