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As we move forward with the CollectionSpace UI re-write, we'd like to open up a few potential interface changes for community comment.

 

The first question is around the right sidebar. Currently, when a user is viewing or editing a record in a secondary tab, the right sidebar shows related terms/records for the primary record only. We've heard feedback from two camps on this - some find it useful, others confusing. Ray has mocked up a sample UI that would hide the right sidebar when you're in a secondary tab, and we'd love your feedback on the change.

 

To view the updated UI with the sidebar as it currently appears, login to http://nightly.collectionspace.org/drydock/login with  admin@core.collectionspace.org and Administrator. Create a new object record, adding at least one authority term, and click on the + Related tab to create any new secondary tab. 

 

To view the updated UI with the sidebar removed, login to http://nightly.collectionspace.org/drydock-b/login with  admin@core.collectionspace.org and Administrator. Create a new object record, adding at least one authority term, and click on the + Related tab to create any new secondary tab.

 

No time to try it yourself? Watch this 2-minute screencast which shows both options: https://vimeo.com/213143430

 

Looking at both alternatives, think about how often you use the right sidebar, and how useful or not you find its presence in the secondary tabs. Would your workflows be altered for the better or worse if it were removed?

 

Feel free to send your feedback to the talk list, comment on this blog post, or email Megan (megan.forbes (at) lyrasis.org) directly. You'll see other changes as you move around the demo sites, so if something strikes you as you move around, we'd love to hear feedback on that as well.
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