The Library of Congress Enhances Site Search Tools Including Launch of New “Object” Pages
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 users to refine their search by format, such as books, photos and maps.
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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