Digital Archivist Note
You can change the Digital Archive view without it changing your search results. Just click on each of the selector bar options and see what it offers you for choices. You’ll be amazed at what the change of view does in terms of helping you “see” what is in the collections. Try them!
How to change the view.
Search results default settings are View:
Table and Layout:
Details. But there are lots of other view combinations that you can try. Options differ from one Digital Archive site to another depending on the types of materials. You don’t need to remember them because they are in easy drop-down menus on the SELECTOR bar above your search results.
The default Layout in
Table View is
Details, but you can choose several Layouts in Table View.
Detailgives you a list of records with a thumbnail image of the item, if there is an image, the TITLE, CONTRIBUTOR, TYPE, SUBJECT and PLACE and similar fields.
Type/Subjectdisplays Title, Type, Subject. Click top of column to sort.
Places/Datedisplays Title, Date, Place, Click on top of column to sort.
Use the drop down in the SELECTOR bar to choose
Grid View gives you a whole page full of thumbnails with TITLE, CREATOR, TYPE, SUBJECT and description. Here’s an example: Grid view of items with images, sorted by title.
Index gives you a list, like the index in a book, based on title or other metadata in the record, like CREATOR, TITLE, PLACE, SUBJECT, etc. Choose
Index View in the SELECTOR bar.
Other Selector Options.
Other options on the SELECTOR bar itself include:
- Sort By: to control the order in which your results are reviewed
- Per Page: to control how many results are displayed per page
- Items: to see all records or only those with images