As an archivist, I would like greater visibility of thumbnail images of digital objects and in linked records
In the current staff and public interfaces, thumbnail image display is limited. On the public side, thumbnails only appear in digital object records and in archival objects with linked linked digital objects. On the staff side only URLs are visible, requiring users to click on the link to see a thumbnail or service image.
A draft specification (https://docs.google.com/document/d/1-fi-1jpE7GqWc0zWxWsRO9zgRmR1vFFygp6jGnKh23k/edit?usp=sharing) outlines a number of ways in which these images could be more prominent on the site, including appearing in resource and accession records where linked, and in search and browse views. Recommendations for updating exports to identify representative files/objects are also included.
Specification linked above was sent out for community review during March 2021. Submitted comments were integrated where possible into the document.