Discovery in LUX

The effectiveness of LUX depends upon a shared and enriched dataset to power the search and discovery processes embedded within the system.   Each of Yale’s collecting units is transforming and delivering its metadata to the system where elements of the metadata (entities) are identified, matched, aligned and enriched.  

What’s in LUX?

  • More than 15 million object records, describing nearly all of the objects in Yale’s museum, library and archival collections
  • Millions of IIIF-enabled digitzed images of materials stored within Yale’s collections
  • Harmonized metadata that integrates information about objects and entities from across Yale’s individual cultural heritage discovery systems
  • Extensive information about people, places, topics, forms and genres gathered from multiple international databases to enhance the description of Yale’s collections
  • Over 50 million records and billions of relationships to support new research and scholarship

What can people DO in LUX?

  • Employ a single search portal to discover objects from across Yale’s multiple collections
  • Explore Yale’s collections by entity (person, place, concept)
  • Discover and explore the connections between objects across Yale’s diverse collections
  • Learn where and how to consult materials described in LUX
  • View open access digital surrogates of original materials in Yale’s collections described in LUX
  • Follow links to unit catalogs to view CAS-authenicated materials described in LUX
  • Employ IIIF technology to reuse digital surrogates in teaching and learning