[Taxacom] BHL new look revealed

Karl Magnacca kmagnacca at wesleyan.edu
Fri Mar 22 13:44:18 CDT 2013

What browser are you using?  It looks fine to me on Firefox.

One somewhat minor complaint that I would have is that in selecting
pages to download, there is no way to select a block of pages at
once (such as by holding down the shift key while clicking); each
has to be picked individually.  If you want a 100 page section out
of a 600 page book, that's going to take a long time.  I don't know
if that might be hard to code though?


On Thu, 21 Mar 2013 20:48:19, Francisco Welter-Schultes wrote:
> The problem I have is with the search function. I am happy with the
> new online viewer which is faster, but the search page is not
> useful. In my browser I can practically not use the search
> function. Everything seems very much distorted. There are screens
> where the search box is hidden behind some colour bars. Also the
> list with the results looks much worse than before. In the old
> system the results set was shown in a very clear form and very
> useful. I had used the search function of BHL very frequently, but
> now with the new system I will certainly have to look for another
> method for finding literature.
> The BHL-Europe site is still worse, there I cannot even insert the
> search items in the initial search page because moving pictures of
> books appear directly in front of the search box and do not allow
> me to type a word in. The BHL-US site does not have this extreme
> problem.
> So in summary, the BHL search page and the results set is much worse
> (and it had been very good before!), but the viewer is much better
> and has improved considerably. It is very good that the URL deep
> links to the pages inside books have remained the same, so that
> links from AnimalBase did not become outdated.
> Francisco

Karl Magnacca
Research Entomologist
Division of Forestry & Wildlife

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