Information Structure

The browse interface uses a three-tiered structure for breaking down a path to access a record.

Tier 1 – High-level Sections

The first tier of the interface is high-level sections that map to the data available in the system. Currently, there are:

  • Events
  • Artefacts
  • Organizations
  • Schools
  • Themes

Tier 2 – Categorized Breakdown Menu

The second tier is a categorized breakdown of the high-level section that was selected. The entries in this tier are organized by pre-defined rules and can have a variety of formats based on the context of the currently selected high-level section.

  • Events – Alphabetical Ranges
  • Artefacts – Alphabetical Ranges
  • Organizations – Alphabetical Ranges
  • Themes – Alphabetical Ranges
  • Schools – Provinces
  • Themese – Alphabetical Ranges

As you can see, the majority of tier 2 lists are organized by alphabetical range.

Each entry in a tier 2 list is marked by the number of records that pertain to the category.

These tiers are NOT dynamic. They need to be defined by the IRSHDC and coded into the installation.

Alphabetical Range

Here is an example of alphabetical range:

Alphabetical Ranges for Events

Province Range

Schools are organized by province. This is currently the only tier 2 list that is non-alphabetical. It is a good example of how other sections could be broken down into non-alphabetical categories if needed.

Province Ranges for Schools

After the user taps on the browse button from the User Menu – located to the edge of a screen – the browse UI pop

Tier 3 – Alphabetical List

The third tier is a dynamically generated list of entries that pertain specifically to the selected element that the user just selected in tier 2.

In this list, elements are organized alphabetically.

Tapping on a third-tier entry will open a record.

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