Feature #8408

Add new browse options to right-hand context menu

Added by Jesús García Crespo about 7 years ago. Updated about 6 years ago.

Status:VerifiedStart date:05/07/2015
Priority:MediumDue date:
Assignee:Dan Gillean% Done:

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Category:Search / Browse
Target version:Release 2.3.0
Google Code Legacy ID: Tested version:
Sponsored:Yes Requires documentation:

Description

This new minor feature is a usability enhancement, allowing users to explore the contents of a large fonds in more ways. Both options previously existed, but were only accessible through the user interface in very specific conditions. This feature will make them more readily accessible.

In the right-hand context menu, two new links will be added:

  • Browse as list
  • Browse digital objects

Browse as list

This option will take the user to a browse page limited to the current top-level description. Users can then use the facets and filters available to sort through the descendants. This can be useful for large trees, especially given that the current treeview does not afford a lot of real-estate for browsing.

Browse digital objects

This option will take the user to the tile-based digital object browse page, but limited to the current top-level description. Users can further limit the results by media type using the existing filter buttons. Useful for a media-rich collection.

Notes

These features are currently very basic. They will be present regardless of if there are children or digital objects. This means that there is the chance that a user will click one of the links when there are no resources to display that match the criteria, producing either a browse page limited to the parent description with 0 results, or a digital object browse page with 0 results, etc.

They will also appear on all levels of description in a hierarchy, but will behave the same at all levels - they are not context aware (e.g. showing just the children of the current series, for example) - they will always lead to browse pages limited to the root - e.g. the top-level description.

These behaviors could be fine tuned in the future, but already they bring options that were difficult to access in the user interface to the forefront, making it easier for users to explore hierarchical data.


Related issues

Duplicated by Access to Memory (AtoM) - Feature #5666: Improve ability to browse within a collection Duplicate 09/24/2013

History

#2 Updated by Jesús García Crespo about 7 years ago

  • Status changed from New to QA/Review
  • Assignee changed from Jesús García Crespo to Dan Gillean

#4 Updated by Dan Gillean about 7 years ago

  • Description updated (diff)
  • Status changed from QA/Review to New
  • Assignee changed from Dan Gillean to Jesús García Crespo
  • Sponsored changed from No to Yes

#5 Updated by Dan Gillean about 7 years ago

  • Status changed from New to QA/Review
  • Assignee changed from Jesús García Crespo to Dan Gillean

#6 Updated by Dan Gillean about 7 years ago

  • Status changed from QA/Review to Verified

#7 Updated by Dan Gillean about 7 years ago

  • Duplicated by Feature #5666: Improve ability to browse within a collection added

#8 Updated by Dan Gillean over 6 years ago

  • Requires documentation deleted (Yes)

Documentation added to 2.3 branch in:

Images to be added after search/browse/adv-search overhaul (which will require docs overhaul too)

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