This is AWESOME! Great work. These doesn't seem to be a way to search for or narrow facets to collections that have digital content, is that correct? Could you send a link to a collection with digital content so we can see the delivery of images directly from the interface in action?


On Thu, Sep 6, 2012 at 10:56 AM, Dan Santamaria <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
The Archival Description Working Group at Princeton University's Department of Rare Books and Special Collections is pleased to announce the availability of a redesigned finding aid interface.  The site is now available in production:

This work is the result of collaboration between Princeton's Archival Description Working Group and digital initiatives staff.  It also builds on descriptive data created by dozens of staff involved with aggressive processing and data conversion projects over the last seven years.

Features of the new access system include:

* Delivery of images directly from the finding aid interface

* Contents lists that are sortable by title, date, or physical location in the collection

* Direct access to EAD components from search results

* Faceting and browsing options from search results

* Enhanced topic features, based on linked data principles

* Support for delivery of EAC-CPF records

* IDs and stable URLs for every EAD component

* Better options for users to contact the library and connect with each other, including an "Ask a Question" (for reference requests) and a commenting feature for users wishing to request an enhancement to the description or discuss the content of the collection within the finding aid itself or share information within their own social networks

* A more modular display of the finding aids, including ?Component Records' at each level of description that are intended to meet DACS Single-Level minimum requirements.

* Aeon integration, including requesting without leaving the interface (after authentication)

We welcome and encourage feedback through the "site feedback" link at the top right of every page.

The implementation team includes Maureen Callahan, John Delaney, Shaun Ellis, Regine Heberlein, Dan Santamaria, Jon Stroop, and Don Thornbury. Please contact Dan Santamaria ([log in to unmask]) with any questions.

Joyce Chapman
Triangle Research Libraries Network
CB# 3926, Wilson Special Collections Library
Chapel Hill, NC 27514-8890
Phone: (919) 962-1345
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