The Fancy Finding Aid: Makeover your Collections with HTML5, Responsive Design, RDFa, Circulation Management, and Visual Content

By Allison Jai O’Dell and Steven Duckworth

From Code4Lib 2016

Do your finding aids look a bit … dated? Perhaps you wrote that EAD-to-HTML XSLT a decade ago? Take advantage of contemporary development and design tools — engage users and promote collections! This talk will discuss a finding aid makeover, using existing JavaScript libraries and CSS templates to create finding aids with interactive and responsive design, mobile-friendly image galleries, linked data, and patron request features. We will discuss development of, and user feedback on, The Fancy Finding Aid.

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