Finkelstein encore catalog-revisedPresentation Transcript
Finding books, articles, DVDs and more in the 21 st Century Welcome to Encore (our new library catalog)
Our New Library Catalog
Innovative Interfaces, Inc. produces the Millennium system
Millennium is an integrated library system (ILS) that includes a new circulation and cataloging system.
Encore is the search catalog tool you will be using!
The “Classic Catalog” brings you the Library Catalog’s Advanced Search Screens
“ Today, thousands of libraries of all types in over 50 countries rely on Innovative Interfaces's products, services, and support. “ Company Overview
New York Public Library Brooklyn Public Library Yale Law School Library Pace University Library Some Libraries Using Encore
Scalability From Innovative Interfaces : “ The most complete Integrated Library System on the market, scalable from small libraries to large consortia.”
The transition to the new system involved the movement of literally hundreds of thousands of data items. Some features of the catalog will be phased in over time. Check our homepage for the latest updates. New Features will be phased in
What is Web 2.0?
The term Web 2.0 is commonly associated with web applications that facilitate interactive information sharing, interoperability, user-centered design, and collaboration on the World Wide Web.
Web 2.0 Web: Participate
Web 2.0 Catalog—User Driven
You add Tags (keywords)
You add Comments
You Rank and Rate Items in the Collection
You Keep Your Own Reading/Viewing History
You Renew Items Yourself
You Suggest Purchases
You Pay Fines online with a credit card.
You check Amazon or “Google Preview”
Single search box If you’re familiar with Google…
Single search box (like Google) You’ll like Encore!
No need to distinguish between author, title, or subject
Uses ‘tags’ (which are similar to keywords)
Can add your own “tags”
Encore suggests alternate searches for you to consider
Example: Author’s last name and one word from the title
Suggests similar titles to you…
Encore automatically corrects spelling errors
Narrowing In Your Results Refine your search by – format, availability, language, date, and more.
Using Tags to Narrow In Further Popular Choices Suggested titles that match your search including those most recently added. Narrow by Tags (related subjects)
What are Tags?
Tags comes from the item’s subject headings
Tags are added by other users (Like You!)
They help describe the item
You can use them to narrow your search
You can add tags, too!
Sign into your account
Click on the title of the item, or click on “more info”
Click on “Add a Tag”
Add your tag in the Community tag box
Rate an item on a scale of 1 to 5 stars
Availability Check to see if the item is available for checkout
If the item is not available, click on “Request it” Placing a Hold
If you don’t find what you need, please suggest a purchase
To Request an Inter-Library Loan, Start in the Classic catalog
Verify Titles in other library catalogs
Search By Title/Author, etc.
Sample Title Search
Sample Title Results
Inter-Library Loan Request Form
Provide Title, author, etc. You type in the title or author in the form provided
You will be able to Renew items Yourself
Renew items under your account
Check Your Record
Millennium Circulation offers the optional capability to create a “Family Record Group,” which consists of several linked Patron Records.
This feature enables library staff to link two or more related Patron Records and then quickly view the checked-out items, fines, and bills associated with a household or other group. The feature can assist parents responsible for their children's circulation activity.
Please make Comments and suggestions. This is your catalog!
You will be able to pay fines over $2 online with your credit card
Using the Cart
Use if you’d like to print out a list of items or send them to an email account
Click on “Add to Cart” for each of your selections
Click on the cart in the upper right hand corner
Fill in the email address and a subject for the email
You can request full text or brief text formatting
My Cart has 0 items
Enter the email address and subject, then click send.
Find Magazine articles too…
Find Web Images
Language Settings You can choose which language you want to use for searching. More languages will be added.
Logging in or signing in
You can log in or sign in to your account.
Click on “Login” in the upper right hand corner: enter your library card and “pin” (usually the last four digits of your phone)
You can add tags
You can check your library record. See the items you have checked out, items on hold for you, etc.
Log in to your account at top right hand corner
At the Log in screen Enter your library barcode number Enter your Pin (usually the last four digits of your phone number).
You will be able to check your Library Account here – to see what items you have checked out, on hold, etc.
You will have the option of searching the classic catalog if you prefer
To learn more about a title, click on the Title or “More info”
Full details are provided about an item
With community tagging, commenting and your purchase suggestions , 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!
Your collaboration will extend the reach of the library and enable us to offer better and more accurate services to you! Get involved!