When you select and open a testimony to watch in Aviary, your screen will be divided into two panes. The left side will have the video, the file name, and basic information about the testimony. This includes the title, organization, the call number and bibliographic code, language of the testimony, and date of creation.
The right side has three tabs. The Description tab has the information you would find in a catalog record. This includes:
The Index tab has the time-indexed, summarized notes for the testimony (if available). Each segment is time-synchronized. Clicking on the title of the segment will bring you to the start of it in the testimony.
The Transcript tab has the time-synchronized transcript for the testimony (if available). Clicking on a time stamp will bring you to that point of the testimony.
Simple search is the default search mode in Aviary. Researchers can direct their searches in a testimony resource record in the following ways:
Using simple search, you can do the following:
Advanced search has more options for complex or multifaceted searches. Additional features include:
Aviary also has filters to limit results by several criteria. These include:
These can be used after you perform a specific search. Alternatively, you can start with the entire collection by clicking into the search bar and clicking search or hitting the enter key. From there, you can start applying filters.
After you complete your search, the results page will show basic information about the testimony. It will also list the matches that are present in each testimony record, including how many times the term appears and in which part of the record.
When you open a testimony from the results page, a search results box will appear above the three tabs with the term listed, the number of results for the open tab, and arrow buttons. Each tab will have the number of results present next to its name. Any successful matches will be highlighted in orange in the text and the number of matches will appear by the title of each tab and the results box. To quickly navigate between the matches, click the arrow buttons.
Furthermore, above the tabs is a search bar (Search This Resource). This will search the information in all three tabs for exact matches, which can be done in addition to the previous search. You can search as many terms as you like by searching additional words/phrases in the search bar, which will list each one in its own box. To remove a search term, click on the X button present in the search term box.