There is currently no information, apart from its title, about the source being searched.
- Include a brief description of the source directly underneath the name; and
- create a clickable image that takes users to a stand-alone page with comprehensive information about the source.
Users reported that it would be useful to have information about the source documents being searched on the individual source search pages.
|Figure 6—1: the scope and provenance of this source is absent|
Where on this page would you expect to find background information about the Alumni Oxonienses?
Click where you would expect to find background information about the 'Alumni Oxonienses'.
Initial click test result ('before')
September 2011: 89 responses.
|Figure 6—2: Before|
Inserted a new link to the publication in the title bar, a short bibliographic description in the first sidebar, and a link to create a citation.
|Figure 6—3: bibliographic information appears in two locations, the title and sidebar|
Follow-up click test result ('after')
November 2011: 330 responses.
|Figure 6—4: After|
The response was split between the title and sidebar and was very successful overall. The sidebar has the further attribute of leading into the contextually relevant calendar function which permits highlighting of matching attributes in the text. By associating the publication with these functions, users should have an accurate understanding of the kinds of queries which will be successful with this source.
Bruce Tate, Project Manager
Donna Baillie, Project Officer