September 15, 2009
There was a committee, which I was not on, to design a new library homepage, and Brian (electronic services librarian extraordinare) made it work.
The piece that I am most excited about is the Find tab. It is mean for a quick search, when you know what you are looking for. There is a drop menu that lets you limit to Archives. When you do a search here it
- Searches the Voyager catalog for anything in archives
- Searches ALL of the Archives web pages
- Searches Special Collections.
Directing people to a finding aid or a list was always complicated. Finding aids and lists were on separate pages, because one page would be too big.
BTW, the lists are lists of presidents, deans, chaplains, honorary degree recipients, etc. The previous archivist had all of these in a notebook that she title “Book of Lists” so I kept the title.
Now it is wonderful to search by a name and have results whether in a finding aid, list, or cataloged item. How I love technology!