Conquer the New MCL Catalog

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

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

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