Public Collections Browser

Definition

The management of the presentation, dissemination, and exposure of collections information to public audiences via the Internet.

Requirements

The system will allow institutions to provide:

  • Online access to a selected set of collections data, or other theme/subject-specific data groups
  • Online access in a dynamic way
  • Basic search, retrieval, and display functions
  • Basic rights and reproductions details (if available)
  • Access to a variety of media file types in standard resolutions (image, audio (future), video (future))

Standards, Guidelines + Use Cases

Use Cases and Community Design Workshop Notes

Wireframes

Browser landing page

Object detail page (with Stories)

Services

Fields

Public browser plug-ins have been developed for the following profiles: Core, Anthro, FCART, LHMC, and Materials. If you are need a browser plugin for Bonsai, Botanical Gardens, Herbaria, or Public Art, please contact us

The Design Materials profile is unlike the other browser plugins, which index content from and are faceted on Object records. The Materials plugin indexes and facets on Materials Authority records. An example can be seen via https://materialorder.org/search.

Fields for Faceted Search

These fields appear in the left navigation of the browser, and people can use them to narrow down their search selections.

CoreAnthroFCARTLHMC
Object namexxxx
Object production personxxxx
Object production organizationxxxx
Object production people/culturexxxx
Object production datexxxx
Object production placexxxx
Materialxxxx
Colorxxxx
Responsible departmentxxxx
Content>Concept (can be labelled Subject)xxxx
Production techniquexxxx
Year collected
x

Taxon
x

(Has Image)xxxx

Fields for Object Detail Records

These fields appear on the object detail page of the browser. If they are also faceted fields, people can pivot on them to see search results using that term.

CoreAnthroFCARTLHMC
Titlexxxx
Object namexxxx
Accession numberxxxx
Brief descriptionxxxx
Object production personxxxx
Object production organizationxxxx
Object production people/culturexxxx
Object production datexxxx
Object production placexxxx
Responsible departmentxxxx
Material/technique description (can be labelled Medium)

x
Materialxxxx
Content>Concept (can be labelled Subject)xxxx
Dimensionsxxxx
Credit linexxxx
Year collected
x

Field collector
x

Taxon
x

Fields for Story Details

These fields appear at the bottom of the object detail page of the browser, if the Object is related to an Exhibition record that has been Published to the Collection Browser.

CoreAnthroFCARTLHMC
Object Cataloging: Object History Note (called Object Story in browser)xxxx
Object Cataloging: Owner's Contribution Note (called Donor Story in browser)xxxx
Object Cataloging: Viewer's Contribution Note (called Curatorial Story in browser)xxxx
Exhibition: General Note (called Donor Story in browser)xxxx
Exhibition: Curatorial Note (called Curatorial Story in browser)xxxx

User Story Summaries

Collections Exposure User Story Summary