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The Triton release was the public launch of the new Calisphere site in beta mode. We released the site directly on the target date of September 14, 2015.

Requirements - what did we meet?

The following table was developed in consultation with the UC Libraries as a list of required and desired features for the launch. "Required" features were deemed essential for release; "desired" features were deemed important but could be tackled after release if necessary. 

Colors are used to indicate what we were able to complete before the launch: green is yes, red is no, and yellow is partial.



Must complete for release; essential for public access



Possible for release; actively underway but not essential for public access.

Harvest and metadata

All collections that have been designated for harvest (i.e., all the ones listed here) appear on the site.


Individual failed objects from various collections are fixed on a case-by-case basis.

Metadata is readable and polished (e.g. no extraneous characters are displayed).


Mapping adjustments and harvest of additional metadata fields are addressed on a case-by-case basis.


Objects with special characters that are not displaying correctly are identified and resolved on a case-by-case basis


UCSF Tobacco Library collections have been re-harvested from their new platform. (*in process)

Sitewide display and functionality

All pages are present with no known broken links.


PDF-type text objects harvested from Nuxeo have thumbnails.

URLs are nice-looking and persistent.


Collections without any objects with thumbnails have a better UX solution for collection "mosaics" than just a stack of format icons.

All image objects--including complex objects harvested from Nuxeo--have a thumbnail/representational image.


Sitewide tweaks to labeling, counts, etc. on a case-by-case basis to continue to improve user experience

Better design has been implemented so non-image objects don't appear broken or obscured.


Site speed and performance are acceptable.


Site behaves as expected on a mobile device.


Google Analytics reporting enabled for CDL and contributors.


All images featured on the homepage are in fact on the site.


Alternative "lock-ups" (top three images) are designed and rotate on refresh or nightly.

Campuses "shuffle" (reorder) on the homepage on refresh or nightly.  
Campus/institution and collection pages

Contact information appears for all campuses and institutions.


"Sticky" collections appear on institution landing pages (selected 3-5 collections rise to the top).

Descriptions appear for all institutions and collections for which they have been provided.


Tweaks to the default ordering of objects within collection pages and mosaics to privilege objects with thumbnail. (*yes on mosaics; no on collection pages)

Collections sort A-Z within an institution/campus page.


Institutions sort A-Z on the institution directory.

Search functionality

Filters, list view, related collections, and mouseover object title work


Sort (A-Z and/or date) is available.

Search with multiple keywords uses "and" instead of "or" to improve relevancy


"View all" available and better pagination behavior to avoid gaps in thumbnail tiling. (*yes on better pagination; no on "view all")

Object-level display and functionality

Complex objects redesigned for better UX (e.g. parent-level file as a "cover page").


"Contact owner" button directly emails the institution.

Texts harvested from Nuxeo are downloadable. 

Images harvested from Nuxeo are downloadable.

Carousel displays correct related objects depending on user's path through site.


Related collections display.


"Contact owner" button links to the institution landing page at minimum.


Share buttons work.




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