Ticket #903 (new task)

Opened 13 years ago

Last modified 12 years ago

(DI-4-2) Discovery review - results page help

Reported by: kthorne Owned by: sdonegan
Priority: required Milestone: NDG3
Component: discovery Version:
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I think the text presented should be slightly amended to improve clarity and provide additional information. My suggestions are:

New text search

Perform a new text search. You may choose to search on all fields or restrict your search to the author (dataset creator), or parameter fields. The search is not case sensitive and a wildcard * may be used.

Previous constraints for temporal and spatial coverage or data source providers will be lost. Should you wish to retain these criteria please use the refine search option.

Refine search

Use the refine search link to return to the search page and amend your criteria. Your previous constraints will be maintained.

Can the text be left justified in the display area?

Semantic search

This text will need consideration once this has been implemented but I am envisaging something like:

The semantic search enables you see the records that would have been returned had you chosen a slightly different word or phrase. For example: rain; drizzle; precipitation; sleet; hailstones; snow. Opt to include records containing words with a narrow, an exact or a broad match to the word you entered.

Can the text be left justified in the display area?

Help for icons?

I appreciate that we have put a lot of effort into making the icons more intuitive, however if the user is not on the same wavelength as us they may benefit from some icon explanation in a help. This is really needed for the results page but I think it should also include the discovery record icons as well. The display area used for the ‘New text search’ seems the most suitable place as it appears on both the results and the display pages but we would need to provide another link icon somewhere maybe on the right, similar to what you have done with the shared space between semantic search and refine search.

Links icon help

'D-service icon’ – View the discovery metadata harvested from the original data provider, reformatted for display.

‘Links icon’ - Related links extracted from the harvested metadata. There maybe multiple such links.

‘B-service icon’ - Browse contextual metadata, i.e. search for other related datasets.

‘A-service icon’ - Browse the data itself.

‘XML icon’ – Download the original XML version of the discovery metadata.

‘Printer icon’ – View the original XML version of the discovery metadata.

Change History

comment:1 Changed 13 years ago by lawrence

  • Milestone changed from Replace Metadata Gateway to Updated NERC Metadata Gateway

comment:2 Changed 13 years ago by lawrence

  • Owner changed from lawrence to sdonegan
  • Milestone changed from NDG2 Cleanup to NDG3

comment:3 Changed 12 years ago by sdonegan

  • Summary changed from Discovery review - results page help to (DI-4-2) Discovery review - results page help
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