Brief overview…not going to go into the details of this technical diagram. The relevant bit is what NCSU is currently responsible for, versus what the Endeca Information Access Platform tool handles. On the back-end, NCSU staff were responsible for getting our MARC records out of the back-end database and formatting them into something that Endeca could read. As you’ll see in a minute, Endeca staff are working with us to make this a much more seamless process by enabling Endeca to parse MARC21 directly. The Endeca software is responsible for the creation of the index and the service that receives search requests and provides results. One the front, NCSU was also responsible for building the search application that users actually interact with. This gives us the freedom to design the pages however we want them to look, and include other content functionality as desired.
A library with the Scoping product (Product Code 105F) can divide its database into subsets of records, or scopes. Scope rules determine which records belong to a scope. The system uses location codes and/or BCODEs to define scope rules. A scope comprises all records that include the location code and/or BCODE in the scope rule. The system can limit the results of a patron search to those records that belong to a particular scope. Additionally, a library can apply scoping to staff database maintenance activities. Scoping implementation and behavior differ between patron and staff functions.
Brief Citation is used for all record browse displays; these include phrase index search results where all records share a common index entry, all keyword search results, and post-search limit results. If your library has not previously created a briefcit.html file, the conversion process installs one for you.
All search results displays will be set to show 50 results instead of 12. For more information, refer to the BROWSE50 Web option information in the Innovative Guide & Reference on Page # 107108.
Better keyword search results are available with the new RightResult approach.
The additional products that are associated with WebPAC Pro, in that they require that WebPAC Pro be installed, are the following: RSS Feed Builder My Record Feeds (RSS feeds of patron account information) Blackboard Integration SpellCheck Single Sign-On
Endeca IAP overview Raw MARC data NCSU exports and reformats Flat text files Data Foundry Parse text files Indices MDEX Engine NCSU Web Application HTTP HTTP Endeca Information Access Platform Client browser