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Updated version of the presentation given in the "Pimp your OPAC" session at COSI 2009 Conference

Updated version of the presentation given in the "Pimp your OPAC" session at COSI 2009 Conference

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  • 1. A Hipper HIP Dave Pattern, Library Systems Manager University of Huddersfield d.c.pattern@hud.ac.uk
  • 2. Preamble • Presentation available at: – www.slideshare.net/daveyp/ • Please remix and reuse this presentation – creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0 • Have you remembered to switch your phone on? – please feel free take photos, record audio, blog, tweet (@daveyp #cosi2009), etc
  • 3. Contents • Spellchecker • xISBN • Google Book Search • ticTOCs • …and more?
  • 4. Spell checker • All OPAC keyword searches were monitored over a six month period • Approx 23% of searches gave zero results – 74 people entered “renew” as a keyword(!) • Users expect suggestions and prompts, not “dead end” pages
  • 5. Spell checker
  • 6. Implementing a spellchecker • GNU Aspell – http://aspell.net/ – http://aspell.net/win32/ – http://search.cpan.org/dist/Text-Aspell/ • Yahoo Web Services – Spelling Suggestion – http://tinyurl.com/yahooss
  • 7. Implementing a spellchecker bethovn
  • 8. Other editions
  • 9. Other editions • Uses web services provided by OCLC and LibraryThing to locate other editions and related works within local holdings – www.oclc.org/research/projects/xisbn/ – www.librarything.com/api
  • 10. Other editions
  • 11. Email alerts
  • 12. RSS feeds
  • 13. RSS feeds
  • 14. RSS feeds
  • 15. Getting XML from HIP
  • 16. Getting XML from HIP • Add the following to the end of the web page URL: &GetXML=true
  • 17. Getting XML from HIP
  • 18. Google Book Search
  • 19. ticTOCs
  • 20. ticTOCs
  • 21. Virtual shelf browser
  • 22. Item usage