Friday, June 07, 2013

New DCB website

Some DCB guy
Go to the Dictionary of Canadian Biography website to check something, and .... aaaaugh, it's all changed. What if I can't find all the things I usually go to?  Do I have to learn a whole new set of protocols? Just when I was on top of the difference between search and advanced search and all that!

Relax.  It's all still there, and seems to be pretty straightforwardly searchable.  And some new toys, too.

Update, June 11  I'm getting to like the new face of the DCB Online more and more -- and realizing how kludgey the old one was.  But Charlevoix offers some thoughtful analysis of the gap that seems to have opened up between the words and the pictures on the new site.
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