> We use the Country Studies/Area Handbook Program section a lot at our
>school and I found itagain under "Using the Library" from the main page.
>I like the other version with the pop down menus, but this way is ok. I
>wondered if it is something that could be linked to the Learning Page
>since schools use this info a lot.
**We index all of the Country Studies on the Places Pathfinder Page.
You'll also find them mentioned in the Learn More About It for Around the
World in the 1890s.
> My problems are with the next page. Like others, I miss the list of
>collections with descriptions and date ranges. That presentation was
>good for quick looks and for the conference work we have done in lieu of
There is a page with descriptions. Click on the word descriptions at the
top of the list.
> I haven't worked with the Broad Topics much, but what I have searched
>isn't as good as doing a keyword search across the collections or in
>specific media types. Maybe I need to explore it more or maybe I'm so
>tuned in to using the section of AM that is relevant to our project that
>I can't put it in its proper place yet.
The broad topics section is new. Since digital collections are new, they
have no catalog records. This is the first attempt to do something like this.
> I'm curious about the placement of Library Divisions with the good
>navigational lines that run across the bottom of other screens. I like
>the option of being able to select collections to search by clicking in
>the boxes to remove the ones we don't need. I wondered about the
>possibility of some similar technique with the Topics section of the
>Learning Page. When we type or select a topic there, we are given a
>list of the collections that are relevant. It would be nice to be able
>to do a keyword search at that point instead of going to each collection
>separately or writing down the collections to opt out of the others
>under media types.
We are investigating the possibility of search mechanisms for the Learning
Page this year. It's just really nice to finally have a site large enough
for this to be needed!
> The Learning Pages are sensational. I like the look and user
>friendliness of the site. Our teachers who have been introduced to it
>like it too and like its depth of information. They are thinking of
>topics to suggest.
Great - all suggestions are welcome. We are interested in ideas for
features, activities, workshops, whatever.
Thanks for the feedback. Hope I was able to answer some of it.
Judith K. Graves
Education Resources Specialist
National Digital Library Program
Library of Congress
Washington, D.C. 20540-1320
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