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Faceted search augments traditional search techniques with a faceted navigation system, allowing users to narrow down search results by applying multiple filters based on faceted classification of items (Wikipedia). In the last two decades faceted search has become a staple of web-based user interfaces to digital cultural heritage collections.

This post looks at faceted search interfaces to several major collections, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Museum at FIT, and documents the process of bringing the Paradicms work-search app up to par with other digital collection interfaces.