Help with Hobart Synagogue Digital Archives

Help viewing a object

In this example, we are looking at a Meeting Minute Transcription.

When you first view an object such as the one below, you get a preview of the document with text that is very small.
No fear! You have all sort of options to properly read the document. Scroll down to the next image to see the options.

Example object

You see below that after hovering over the document (or if on mobile, tapping), you can click the icon on the top left to expand the view of the document, which will give you a much bigger view. You can also download the document. Or, you can also zoom in within the current smallish window for a quick view.

Options to help view a object

When viewing an object, often they have relationships. They may be related to an event, people, or even another object. In this example, it is related to another object, an original Meeting Minute Page. So, the object you are viewing is a transcription of an original handwritten document. If you'd like to see the original, simply click the link to the related object and you'll be taken there.

Note that an original meeting minute page may contain multiple meetings.

Object with related object

Help finding objects

When you browse, you are happily taking a casual look around at a bunch of objects. There are facets you can choose from on the left side of the screen such as "Object types", "People" and "Events".

Now it is important to keep in mind that "People" and "Events" are a grouping of some of the more common people and events that you'll find amongst the objects, such as "Judah Solomon" and "Yom Kippur".

Browse

However, what if you know exactly what you searching for - say, a newspaper article about Sarah Cohen.

Sarah Cohen is not found amongst "People". Does that mean that it is certain that there's no content about Sarah in the catalogue? No! She may very well be found.

This is when you would perform an advanced search. As you can see below, you can enter specific terms in the advanced search.

Advanced Search

Which in turn, brings back this newspaper article object.

Sarah Cohen

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