> Also, when the person has done a search for a word or phrase, that
> word or phrase is highlighted in the search results list (though not
> when they go to the full finding aid itself, haven't figured out a
> way to do that yet).
We also would like to do this! Or have a way to get the person into the
section of the finding aid that has the search term in it. Online
Archive of California does this, I think.
We have just developed a very hierarchical style sheet to display our
finding aids - it's in the testing phase right now. While it's nice for
browsing very large collections as it breaks up the amount of data your
browser has to download on a single page, I am doubting the usefulness
of this, since it actually makes it more difficult for someone looking
for a specific term to browse the finding aid to locate the term. We
still also have the long, complete version, and I can see myself using
that more frequently than the new, improved, version.
Jennie A. Levine
Curator for Historical Manuscripts
Archives and Manuscripts Department
2208 C Hornbake Library
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742
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