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  • 1. Searching
    My Borrowing
    BPL Catalogue Staff Training 2
    BPL Apr. 18 2011
  • 2. Searching
    There are seven search options for the search box in the page header.
    Using Tag, List or User allows for searching user-created content.
    BPL Apr. 18 2011
  • 3. Searching
    Both Author and Subject searches use “auto complete” browsing. For
    Example, here I typed ‘dic’, and the search guessed options such
    as “Kate DiCamillo” and “Arthur Dick”.
  • 4. Searching
    The Did You Mean feature
    helps with spelling mistakes and
    attempts to direct users in the
    right direction. For example, here
    I misspelled Pride, when searching
    for ‘Pride and Prejudice’. The
    catalogue noticed the incorrect
    spelling and gave me the
    corrected suggestion.
    BPL Apr. 18 2011
  • 5. Searching
    Advanced Search allows for more
    complex tools to be used for
    searching. Most users will not
    need this tool.
    For more information on the Advanced
    Search, see the FAQ on the right-hand
    side of the Advanced Search page.
    BPL Apr. 18 2011
  • 6. Searching
    The Narrow Results pull down menus allow you to focus on specific results. The limits include Format, Branch, Audience, and Date Acquired.
    Below the “Narrow
    Results” are other facets
    from which to limit
    searches. Groupings
    include: topic, content,
    language, publication date,
    etc. The number of
    corresponding hits for
    each facet is listed
    beside them.
    BPL Apr. 18 2011
  • 7. Searching
    Search results can be sorted by relevance, date acquired, title, author or published date.
    Broaden your search expands the original subject search to include other fields (author, subject etc.) to increase the number of hits or titles found.
    BPL Apr. 18 2011
  • 8. Searching
    The facets to select from are updated
    as each change is made, so that further
    narrowing of the search is possible. Also,
    it helps keep track of selections made up
    to this point.
    As selections in the Narrow
    Results menu are made, they
    appear below the search words
    on the left hand side of the screen.
    If the results become too narrowed,
    clicking on the red circle beside
    selected facets will remove that limit
    from your selection.
    BPL Apr. 18 2011
  • 9. My Borrowing
    Checked Out
    • View the items that you have checked out
    • 10. Provides due date and how many renewals
    are left for each item
    • Can be sorted by title, due date, format,
    rating or author
    BPL Apr. 18 2011
  • 11. My Borrowing
    Holds
    • Suspend, cancel, and un-suspend holds
    • 12. Lists within holds include: Active,
    Suspended, Expired and Canceled.
    • Active list includes: queue position,
    pickup location, date placed, current status, and date expires.
    • Active holds can be sorted by all of
    the above options.
    BPL Apr. 18 2011
  • 13. My Borrowing
    Fines
    Check Fines Details.
    Can be sorted by fine
    date, amount and title.
    BPL Apr. 18 2011
  • 14. Recently Returned
    You will note a “Recently Returned” feature on your catalogue interface. This is a feature that BPL will be removing before the launch to the Public. Please disregard this feature.
    BPL Apr. 18 2011
  • 15. Help!
    On most pages in
    the new Catalogue
    there is a small
    question mark in a blue circle. Clicking this button will launch a help screen that relates to the
    current page. These topics can be browsed and searched from this screen.
    The always helpful “Frequently Asked Questions” appear on
    the right hand side of most pages to aid users.
    BPL Apr. 18 2011