Cosi Opac Tweaks

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OPAC tweaks presentation given at the CODI 2009 Conference

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Cosi Opac Tweaks

  1. 1. A Hipper HIP Dave Pattern, Library Systems Manager University of Huddersfield d.c.pattern@hud.ac.uk
  2. 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), etc
  3. 3. Contents • Spellchecker • xISBN • Google Book Search • ticTOCs • LibraryThing • …and more
  4. 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. 5. Spell checker
  6. 6. Ratings and comments
  7. 7. 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
  8. 8. Other editions
  9. 9. Email alerts
  10. 10. RSS feeds
  11. 11. RSS feeds
  12. 12. RSS feeds
  13. 13. Google Book Search
  14. 14. Virtual shelf browser
  15. 15. LibraryThing
  16. 16. ticTOCs
  17. 17. Item usage
  18. 18. Thank you! www.slideshare.net/daveyp/ www.daveyp.com/blog/

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