Thursday, 31 May 2007

A lost opportunity at Library and Archives Canada

They've done it again. There's an interesting new exhibit at the LAC web site, featured on the front page.

The text gets immediately into the detail of navigating the album, no context. Would it have been so difficult to make a starting page modified from the Introduction? It's a shame such material isn't allowed to shine. Why would one not show one of the photos, like that below, rather than a tiny image of the album's front cover?

As the Introduction notes "Their dedication to their work, their country and, most importantly, to their patients, serves to measure their contribution to the Canadian war effort." This is a story worth telling, worth reading and viewing, and worth more thought given to the presentation.

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