September 2, 2014

The Library of Congress Enhances Site Search Tools Including Launch of New “Object” Pages

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From an LC Blog Post by Erin Allen:

The Library’s main web search function has been improved. A new feature allows users to narrow their search results by language and location. In addition, the homepage and search-results pages have updated search boxes that allow  The Library of Congress Enhances Site Search Tools Including Launch of New Object Pagesusers to refine their search by format, such as books, photos and maps.

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Speaking of maps, the Library has implemented a new “object” page – initially limited to some 9,500 maps from the Geography and Maps Division – that present material in a cleaner, simpler layout. An improved zoom feature lets you better examine the finer details of the map images, including a “full screen” view. And, you can take your map “on the go,” as it were, thanks to better mobile-device functionality and the now-Library-standard features such as social-media sharing.

Most of these maps are in the new template.

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Kudos LC! Object pages look great!

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