We're having a challenge with cyber patrons coming to our finding aids
through google searches and being confused as to what they have
reached. We also have some very large finding aids (100+ pp.) in which
researchers loose themselves. How have other institutions tailored
their ead style sheets, etc. to be more user-friendly within these contexts.
A colleague (w/o any EAD experience) suggested creating a pop-up window
with a message similar to "you have accessed the description of a
manuscript collection, Collection 124. Speculation Land Co. Records" and
provide an abstract of it. Has anyone attempted something similar and
if so, how well did it work?
Kathryn L. Staley
Archivist, Special Collections
Belk Library and Information Commons
Appalachian State University
Boone, NC 28608
828-262-6724 | 828-262-2553 (fax)