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?

Thank you,


Kathryn L. Staley 
Archivist, Special Collections
Belk Library and Information Commons
Appalachian State University
Boone, NC 28608
828-262-6724 | 828-262-2553 (fax)