Improve Holdings View display of hierarchical information

Bug #1716488 reported by Jane Sandberg on 2017-09-11
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Bug Description

In 2.12 Web staff client, the entries in a record's Holdings View "Owning Library" column have the `text-align: right;` CSS setting. This makes them look a bit weird, since other colums are left-aligned.

Jane Sandberg (sandbej) wrote :
Mike Rylander (mrylander) wrote :

This is intentional to provide hierarchical information. We could try to do that in other ways...

Kathy Lussier (klussier) wrote :

Hmmmm...I think I may have an old mock-up lying around with suggested improvements. I'll see if I can dig it up and post it.

Jane Sandberg (sandbej) wrote :

The problem with using this approach for hierarchical information is that it looks like libraries with short names are subsidiaries of libraries with long names. In the attached screenshot, for example, it really looks like Scio is a subsidiary of Albany.

Kathy Lussier (klussier) wrote :

Here is the mockup we created a while ago to improve alignment and display of Holdings View. I'm not sure how doable it is.

Changed in evergreen:
status: New → Confirmed
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
summary: - text-align: right in the Owning Library column of the Holdings view of a
- record is counter-intuitive
+ Improve Holdings View display of hierarchical information
Jane Sandberg (sandbej) wrote :

For anybody that takes this on, I wanted to pass along the WAI-ARIA authoring practices for Treegrids, which seem like a good way to measure the usability and accessibility of any hierarchical Holdings View design.

Treegrid authoring practices:

An example treegrid that they provided:

Janet Schrader (jschrader) wrote :

Another bug that makes moving entirely to the web client problematic so trying to revive it since nothing has happened in two years.

Added tags Cataloging and Usability
This is another usability bug that affects libraries with branches, the owning library column takes up too much space in order to show branch names and it does look like branches with shorter are subsidiaries of the one above in the list.

Tiffany Little (tslittle) wrote :

I think this is tackled in the new Angular Holdings View (

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