Make sure collection names are obvious

The British Library’s Sound Archive has some fascinating collections but they tend to have some quite obscure names.

For example, the St Mary-le-Bow public debates have contributions from Iris Murdoch, Peter Cook and Enoch Powell.

A previous version of the Sound Archive website replicated these collection names – and quite possibly put off users who failed to understand what may actually have been in each collection.

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However, a new browsing structure has now been created.

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It is much more obvious – collections are organised organised according to subject name giving users a more immediate understanding of what might be available.

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