Re: [Authentic_SCA] feedback needed for an online book catalog
- On 5/13/07, Greg Lindahl <lindahl@...> wrote:
> The first. I'd also like to label the books which were first printedI saw that page, but it took me a while to get there, and I didn't
> before 1600, too, but that'll be a subset of the pre-1600 relevant
> books. BTW, this is all discussed in the "How We Do It" page.
think to even look until after I had started browsing and noticed that
what was listed on the front page seemed to contradict what I thought
the purpose of the catalog was.
> What I was mostly looking for was feedback about using the site: didI found some interesting books, definitely. I'm in the middle of
> you find any neat books? Did you find it easy to navigate?
something, book-wise, so I haven't been able to get around to actually
looking at any of them. I wasn't sure about some of the categories,
but I haven't had a chance to fully browse.
Off the cuff impression:
I was impressed by what I saw, and delighted. My first thought was
that we had a united repository of pre-17th century texts online
(okay, another one, but this seemed like it would be very inclusive).
I skipped straight to the categories. I saw the 'Search' function,
but couldn't think of anything to search. I immediately went looking
for where I might find a section on 'cooking'.
At this point I was briefly stymied. None of the categories directly
seemed to relate to my search, but I'm used to that. I figured it
would be a matter of working through and finding out which particular
system of categorization is being used. I got sidetracked at this
point, looking through the various categories for items of interest.
I didn't quite get the 'X books selected of Y books', but that made
more sense later.
As I went through the categories, I noticed what this was more on
books /about/ pre-17th century, although the term 'pre-1600 books'
still makes me think of 'books printed before 1600'.
That said, I think that it looks ike a good resource, and I suspect I
will make use of it in the future.