Resource Library: Content Presentation Guidelines



Text presentation conventions

At the time when Resource Library publishes more than one article or essay concerning an institution or non-profit organization, editors create as an additional resource for readers a separate sub-index page containing: 1) links to each article and essay concerning that institution or non-profit organization, plus 2) descriptive text and image information concerning the institution. See the Museums Index for examples of sub-index pages. Where applicable, each article or essay contains a link to the institution's sub-index page. **

Since Resource Library's chronology of texts serves an archival function for the benefit of scholars, students and others, each article or essay has an identifying time reference. The date of publication of the article or essay is contained in the sub-index page for the source. The latest date of publication concerning a source is also noted in the Museums Index or Academies, Associations, Ateliers and Societies Index as applicable. The article or essay further contains a date reference in order to place the text in the correct time context. For instance, if a source submits text referencing an exhibition, but does not provide the year of the exhibition, Resource Library adds the appropriate year in order to provide clarity. Resource Library does not want readers to be mislead as to the dates of an event or exhibit when reading a previously published article years later.**

Errors and omissions in previously published articles in Resource Library are amended as soon as the editor is satisfied as to the legitimacy of the source and veracity of the corrections. Previously published publicity articles may also be amended from time to time to add additional content to improve readability for our audience. Authors sometimes request that their original articles be amended due to further content developed by the author. In the event of changes to a previously published text, Resource Library places at the end of the revised text a revision date and in certain instances a description of an amendment.**

Text for an entire article or essay may be presented in a single Resource Library page.**

For large essays, the text may be broken up into discreet Resource Library pages with a page identification or numbering format. A page identification or numbering block is included each page's text segment.**

Article or essay text is presented in size "+1" HTML text. Footnotes and image captions are presented in size "0" HTML text. Footnote number markers in Resource Library pages containing article or essay text are presented in size "-2" HTML text.**

The title of each Resource Library-named article (with an unnamed author) is placed in the URL title at the top of each Resource Library page and is repeated in gray color following the header block. The original title of each article or essay with a named author is noted with the author name in the URL title and is repeated in gray color following the header block.**

Resource Library's use of HTML word wrap feature allows for widths of lines of text to automatically adjust to fit various screen sizes.** Word wrap makes it possible for Resource Library pages to be easily read on all devices, including smartphones and tablets, that connect to the Internet.

Footnotes are placed after the last paragraph of the related text or the last Web page (URL) for the text if the text is contained in multiple URLs. Notes are placed in a wholly separate URL in cases where numerous URLs are utilized to contain the text or where the quantity of notes suggests use of a separate URL for ease of navigation. **

Very large texts with multiple URLs may sometimes have footnotes at the end of each URL presenting a portion of the text. This method may be used when chapters of a previously paper-printed text contained separate lists of notes or at the discretion of the copyright holder of the text.**

Prices for admission to exhibits and lectures, and prices for publications, are not stated in Resource Library pages. In all instances, routing is provided to the phone number and website of the source for details. In the case of a lecture with an admission fee, note is made of a charge using the word "Fee."


Texts accompanied by images

For articles and essays which are accompanied by images, the captions for art objects provided by sources of the images are presented in a consistent format within each separate text. The caption is usually enclosed with parentheses and is prefaced with an indicator of placement of the image within the text, e.g., above, right: or left:. The artist's name is usually placed first in caption text, followed by (where available): the title of the art object in italics, the date of creation, the media information, the size in height x width x depth with the numbers followed by the word "centimeters," "inches" or "feet" as applicable, plus other identifying information supplied by the source. An example is "(left: Via Celmins, Untitled (Desert), 1971, lithograph. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, John B. Turner Fund, 1972, 1972.501.5)." Captions for other images such as author or building photographs are presented in the manner specified by the source of the image. In cases where no descriptive text is designated by the image source, the image presentation may be accompanied by text written by Resource Library on a case by case basis. In cases where photo credits are provided, the photo credit follows the caption within the parentheses.**


Identifying "watermark"

To identify Resource Library pages there is usually a white background with the words "Resource Library" in faint blue color repeated throughout each page.



The text presentation conventions followed by ** are completed during the .doc or plain text level to .htm process (completed at TFAO).


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