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Think of LUNA as not just page after page of thumbnails, but as a dynamic space for working with digital content.

Simple Keyword searching is a common way to search for content. Advanced Search can help you find specific items within certain parameters. But what if you don't know what to search for? How can you enter a keyword if you don't have one?

Try LUNA's browse facet categories feature. Browsing facets presents all the data of a collection in 4 categories: Who, What, When, and Where. Facets are also presented so you'll immediately know what kind of content is in a collection.

Users can view individual images in the Detail View or multiple images in the LUNA Workspace. And of course there's still the ability to browse through pages of thumbnails but now you can customize your view selecting the number of thumbnails per page and their size.

You can also choose to go full screen and eliminate your browser's navigation tools. Just use the forward and back feature on virtually every page of LUNA:




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  • Determine if you want 50, 100, or 250 items per page.
  • Determine if you want small, medium, or large thumbnails.
  • Re-sort the media based on its data (only when browsing one collection at a time).


Refine Search

Use the Who, What, When, and Where category facet values to continue narrowing your search. The number of results for each value is presented alongside the term in parentheses. This Refine option is available on the Browse All page, search results page, and throughout LUNA.

  • Minimize or Expand the Refine panel on the left at any time by clicking the small icon next to the Narrow Search tab.

  • Click "More" to expand each Who, What, When, Where category facet to give you even more choices for narrowing your search. Click "Less” to contract the list.

  • Once you have selected a value to narrow your search by you can continue to filter your search by selecting additional values.

  • You can easily remove one of these values by clicking on it under the “Remove” header.

  • A link to the Advanced Search window is available at the bottom of the Refine panel.


  • Mouse over the data field and corresponding value that you'd like to search for.

  • Select either "Search All Fields" or the option to search just that specific data field (in the example above that would be the "Image title" field).

  • If there are multiple values for that specific data field you'll be able to select them individually.


Quick View

  • If you bring an image into the Detail View from a search result or a Media Group the Quick View tool will appear in the upper right corner.

  • Simply click on an image from the Quick View to refresh the image in the Detail View. This will allow you to view several images in the Detail View without having to go back to the Thumbnail View.

  • Click on the Thumbnails link to go back to the original Thumbnail View.


  • If you've been granted permission to export an image from the Detail View you'll see theExport icon. Depending on permission level you might also be able to select the resolution for export.


Adding to Active Media Group

  • If you're logged in you'll also be able to add the image in the Detail View to any of your Media Groups.

  • Use the pull down menu to select the Media Group you want to add the image to.

Browse Who, What, When,


Where  Facets

LUNA’s Browse CategoriesFacets feature offers users a snap-shot of a collection. Instead of only searching for media using the simple keyword or advanced search, you can go to this Browse Categories page Facets page and see the exact values for each data field. These categories facets are divided into Who, What, When, and Where. From this page you can also search alphanumerically.

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  • Values are listed in alphabetical order under each of the Who, What, When, Where categories. The number of results containing each value is represented within parentheses.

  • Navigate through the list of values using the right or left arrows or by clicking on the page number. Use the navigation buttons at the bottom of each Who, What, Where, When category box.

  • You can also search alphanumerically.

  • Click on a value to see the results in the Thumbnail View.

  • You can then continue to narrow your search adding or removing additional data values using the Narrow Search option in the Thumbnail View.


  • Directly access media from Media Groups by opening the Media Panel located in the bottom left corner of the LUNA Workspace (must be logged in).

  • Use the Share This and Embed This functions to create dynamic links to the LUNA Workspace.