Collection Guides

A search interface for special collections finding aids/collection guides.


The Collection Guides application sprung out of a migration to Archivists' Toolkit for managing archival collections and producing finding aids. The finding aids exported from Archivists' Toolkit are indexed and searchable. Features of the application include keyword search and faceted browsing. The view of a collection guide uses a tabbed interface and the collection details tab listing the contents of the collection helps users navigate by exposing the structure of the collection.

How We Did It

The Collection Guides application is a customization of XTF. Customizations include changes to document and facet indexing, and display of collection guides. JQuery UI is used for javascript effects.