Finkelstein Encore Catalog


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Finkelstein Encore Catalog

  1. 1. Finding books, articles, DVDs and more in the 21 st Century Welcome to Encore (our new library catalog)
  2. 2. Single search box If you’re familiar with Google…
  3. 3. Single search box (like Google) You’ll like Encore!
  4. 4. Encore <ul><li>No need to distinguish between author, title, or subject </li></ul><ul><li>Uses ‘tags’ (which are similar to keywords) </li></ul><ul><li>Can add your own “tags” </li></ul><ul><li>Sorts results </li></ul><ul><li>Encore suggests alternate searches for you to consider </li></ul>
  5. 5. Example: Author’s last name and one word from the title
  6. 6. Example: Narrowing Your Results Refine your search by – format, availability, language, date, and more.
  7. 7. Using Tags to Narrow In Further Popular Choices Suggested titles that match your search including those most recently added. Narrow by Tags (related subjects)
  8. 8. What are Tags? <ul><li>Tags are added by other users </li></ul><ul><li>They help describe the item </li></ul><ul><li>You can use them to narrow your search </li></ul><ul><li>You can add tags, too! </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Sign into your account </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Click on the title of the item, or click on “more info” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Click on “Add a Tag” </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Add your tag in the Community tag box
  10. 10. Encore automatically corrects spelling errors
  11. 11. Or suggests similar titles to you…
  12. 12. Availability Check to see if the item is available for checkout
  13. 13. If the item is not available, click on “Request it” Placing a Hold
  14. 14. If you don’t find what you need, please suggest a purchase
  15. 15. You will be able to Renew items Yourself
  16. 16. You will be able to pay fines over $2 online with your credit card
  17. 17. Using the Cart <ul><li>Use if you’d like to print out a list of items or send them to an email account </li></ul><ul><li>Click on “Add to Cart” for each of your selections </li></ul><ul><li>Click on the cart in the upper right hand corner </li></ul><ul><li>Fill in the email address and a subject for the email </li></ul><ul><li>You can request full text or brief text formatting </li></ul>
  18. 18. My Cart has 0 items
  19. 19. Enter the email address and subject, then click send.
  20. 20. Find Magazine articles too…
  21. 21. Language Settings You will be able to choose which language you want to use for searching.
  22. 22. Logging in or signing in <ul><li>You can log in or sign in to your account. </li></ul><ul><li>Click on “Login” in the upper right hand corner: enter your library card and “pin” (usually the last four digits of your phone) </li></ul><ul><li>You can add tags </li></ul><ul><li>You can check your library record. See the items you have checked out, items on hold for you, etc. </li></ul>
  23. 23. Log in to your account at top right hand corner
  24. 24. At the Log in screen Enter your library barcode number Enter your Pin (usually the last four digits of your phone number).
  25. 25. You will be able to check your Library Account here – to see what items you have checked out, on hold, etc.
  26. 26. You will have the option of searching the classic catalog if you prefer
  27. 27. To learn more about a title, click on the Title or “More info”
  28. 28. Full details are provided about an item
  29. 29. With community tagging , Encore invites users to participate in the discovery process in a whole new way. You can add tags that enrich descriptions, making it easier to find library holdings. For example, you might add a tag “Jewish Traditional” or “African -American History.” We invite you to participate!
  30. 30. Your collaboration will extend the reach of the library and enable us to offer better and more accurate services to you! Get involved!
  31. 31. Please feel free to ask a library staff member for help… or attend one of our free introductory classes! Questions?
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