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To browse and search the Collections

  • Please click on the specific gallery required. This will open a thumbnail display of all the items within the gallery.
  • Double click on the specific item required – this will open a larger image with details of the item itself but not the contents. Icons for Selection, Exploring and Ordering items can be used directly from this screen.
  • Alternatively, one can click on any of the icons that appear when the mouse is held over the image of an item. These allow for creation of selections of items, further searching within an item and for ordering a high resolution digital file of the item.
  • The icon ‘Explore this item’ will open a low-resolution pdf copy of the entire item in the universal viewer. The copy may take a while to download.
  • A menu bar at the side of the screen enables the chosen image of the contents to be enlarged and viewed. Reducing, enlarging and rotation of the view are possible so that any part of the item can be examined.
  • The search box at the bottom of the screen enables searching within that chosen item.
  • The search results are displayed as tear drops on a bar, indicating the image number. Clicking on the tear drop will lead to the image itself with the search term(s) highlighted.


To create a customised selection of items from the Digital Archive

  • The ‘Add to selection’ button from any screen allows individual items to be added to the user’s own selection of digital archive material. This saves repeating searches and allows customised lists of material to be created and saved.
  • Each selection can be titled, viewed, copied, edited, deleted or emailed using the selection bar at the bottom of the screen.
  • Selection of ‘view’ from the bar at the bottom of the screen opens a thumbnail view of the contents of the selection and allows for further actions using the buttons displayed.


To request a high resolution digital copy of an archive item included in the Digital Archive

  • High resolution digital copies of items included in the Digital Archive are only supplied to registered and bona fide users of the St Andrew’s School for Girls Digital Archive.
  • Click on the shopping cart/order icon from the gallery view or universal viewer window.
  • A dialogue box will ask you to confirm the order request.
  • The request will be forwarded automatically to the Digital Archive administrator for approval.
  • Please note that the administrator is unable to provide digital copies of all the items in the school archive due to copyright and other restrictions.
  • You will be advised by email when the copy is available for download from the St Andrew’s School for Girls Digital Archive website.
  • Any copy made available is for personal use only.



  • Registration
    • Registration on the site is free and gives you access to creating SELECTIONS and ORDERING items
    • To register on this site click on REGISTER at the top of any page.
    • After registering you will receive an email to confirm your details
    • After confirmation you can immediately start to create SELECTIONS
  • Searching for media
    • Basic search:
      • To do a search put a word or phrase into the search box and click “search”. By default the search function searches all media files on the site.
    • Click on the item to preview it and see the caption:
  • Comping Images
    • Comping images can be downloaded by clicking on the icon on the thumbnail or the link on the item detail preview.
    • Comping images are 72dpi and 700 pixels on the longest side.
    • Comping images may only be used for selection purposes. All other uses including but not limited to web use, powerpoint presentations…etc is illegal.
  • Selections
    • When you are logged in you have the ability to use the selection functionality.
    • Selection modes:
      • Minimised selection:
      • When you have done a search a “floating” selection will appear at the bottom of your page. By default this selection is minimised.
      • Maximised selection:
      • Click on “maximise” to increase the size of the floating selection.
      • Open selection:
      • Click on “view selection” to view the whole selection and the full range of tools available. You can also access the open selection from the link on the top right of any page.
      • Adding media files to a selection:
      • First give your SELECTION a name. The easiest way is in the floating version at the bottom of your search results page. Click on “new selection” and name the SELECTION. This SELECTION will be your “current” selection and appear at the top of your drop-down list of SELECTIONS. You can make any of your other SELECTIONS your current SELECTION by selecting them from the drop-down list.
      • Click on “add to selection” link on the icon on the thumbnail or on the item details page. The item is added to the current selection
      • If you have your SELECTION minimised you can see when an item is added as the number of items in the selection increases.
      • If you have your selection maximised you can see when an item is added as a tiny version of the item appears in the floating SELECTION and the number of items increases.
      • To view the full SELECTION as thumbnails click on “open selection”
      • Selection options:
      • Email: From the minimised and maximised floating selection you can email a selection link. A pop-up appears that allows you to put in an email address, subject line and a message.
      • Rename: You can change the name of your selection.
      • Delete: This allows you to delete a selection.
      • Removing items: This can be done individually by clicking “remove” under each item, or by ticking the boxes of those media files you want to delete and then clicking “delete selected items”
      • Select all: To delete all the media files in your selection “select all” and then “delete selected items”
  • ORDERING media files
    • Media files can be ordered by clicking on the CART icon on the thumbnail or the ORDER link in the preview.
    • Your order will be sent to the administrator for approval
    • You will receive an email with a download link if your ORDER is approved, or you may be asked for more information about the usage.
    • You will need to be logged in on the site to be able to download the file.