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Week 2



Week 2- Searching and Borrowing

Week 2- Searching and Borrowing



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    • Searching
      My Borrowing
      BPL Catalogue Staff Training 2
      BPL Apr. 18 2011
    • 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
    • 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”.
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • My Borrowing
      Checked Out
      • View the items that you have checked out
      • 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
    • My Borrowing
      • Suspend, cancel, and un-suspend holds
      • 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
    • My Borrowing
      Check Fines Details.
      Can be sorted by fine
      date, amount and title.
      BPL Apr. 18 2011
    • 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
    • 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