Conquer the New MCL Catalog

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Workshop covering tips and tricks when navigating the catalog for the Mercer County Library System.

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  • Pennington Boro Hopewell Boro Hopewell Township Other
  • Conquer the New MCL Catalog

    1. 1. Conquer MCL’s New Catalog Anna M. Van Scoyoc [email_address] Hopewell Branch Mercer County Library System 2011 June 15
    2. 2. Tonight’s Agenda Will Include: <ul><ul><li>Basic Introduction to the Catalog </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Demonstration Searches </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Navigation Tips and Tricks </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Putting Items on Hold </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Overview of Library Account Features </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Q & A </li></ul></ul>
    3. 3. From the Catalog, You Can: <ul><ul><li>Search our collection </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Find reviews and summaries </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Print and/or email records </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Put Items on Hold </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>View Award Winners and Bestseller </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Request a title we may not own </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>View your library account information (“My Account”) </li></ul></ul>
    4. 4. Search Results <ul><ul><li>Relevance </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Looks for search terms in author, title, subject, genre, summary, contents, etc. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Search terms present in author or title weighted more heavily (i.e., ideally at the top of the results list) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Most recent publication date </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Facets to tweak results </li></ul></ul>
    5. 5. From “My Account,” You Can: <ul><ul><li>View your checked out items </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Renew items </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>View, edit, or cancel holds </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>View any fines you may have </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Change your PIN </li></ul></ul>
    6. 6. Hands-On <ul><ul><li>Search our collection </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>for juvenile literature </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>ABOUT </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Harry Potter </li></ul></ul>
    7. 7. Hands-On <ul><ul><li>Search our collection </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>for DVDs for movies with Chevy Chase </li></ul></ul>
    8. 8. Hands-On <ul><ul><li>Login to your library account and take a look at: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Items you have checked out </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Your holds </li></ul></ul>
    9. 9. Q & A CC Image Courtesy of youthforum: ‘A new energy for Europe by European Youth Forum’ http://www.flickr.com/photos/europeanyouthforum/4696932355/

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