Updates — Sonoma County Authors and Guide to the Archives

Small updates to a couple of resources…

Sonoma County Authors (Community)

A number of links and features of our SC Authors site were no longer working due to changes in the Library’s catalog query structure. Author and significant title queries now search correctly. In addition, the Open Library table of ebooks hasn’t worked correctly for some time and has for now been replaced by a working query under the ebook listings. Finally, authors can now be searched in WorldCat Identities.

We are also in the process of adding links to the Local Author site in the Library’s catalog to records for books by some of our more prolific authors who tended to have the links on a handful of records.

Finally, the events link now goes to the Literary Update calendar page. The link used to go to a page displaying a Google Calendar, but since no one was actively maintaining it, the page simply showed a blank calendar.

Guide to the Archives

A small — but significant change — and one long overdue on the Archives site: The guide subtitles now reads “Sonoma County Library Archives & Archival Collections” to reflect the change in name from “Sonoma County Archives” to “Sonoma County Library Archives.”

This change is now also reflected on the Library’s website in various pages and menus.



Sonoma Heritage Collections comes to mobile devices

Just completed — a major overhaul of the Sonoma Heritage Collections site using the new mobile template! The new template still has a few pieces under development, so streaming and other external media won’t currently display yet (but you can click links in the records to view our videos and digitized books). I can’t bring back the old Google Streetview yet though I hope that will be possible soon — but…I’m rolling out maps showing photo locations for selected collections. Check out the new look!

2017-12-22 16_02_04-North Bay Dairy Collection map - Sonoma Heritage Collections