Guidance about the source itself will be essential for all users. In addition, different levels of guidance will be needed depending on whether the user is editing or transcribing. This guidance should extend into practical advice about mark-up, preferably including worked examples.
Creation of a persistent page object into which guidance may be tailored to both the source and role of the current user.
The names of some items are likely to be somewhat generic or esoteric depending on the source, e.g. event in the Alumni Oxonienses draws together related details within education and occupation.
|Figure 6—1: there appears to be no linear flow for the editing process meaning it is difficult for people to know how and where to start|
Click where you would expect to find guidance on how to mark up the entity "East india Company"
Click where you would expect to find guidance on how to mark up the organisation "East india Company"Initial click test result ('before')
November 2011: 120 responses.
|Figure 6—2: before|
Creation of a tab folder, entitled 'About the source' for editorial guidance. Easy to switch between guidance and editing.
|Figure 6—3: new folder tab structure enables guidance to appear alongside editing function without changing pages|
|Figure 6—4: after|