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four search strategies to support users to find what they are looking for in Digistore.

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  • Welcome!
  • From home page Browse by topic More topics will be added, eg Māori medium, but at this stage this feature has been based on ScOT – which is based on the Australian curriculum. This feature will be reviewed and made more specific to the NZ context. Search by timeline and Map features can be useful when exploring a specific region or period- however it is reliant on material being appropriately tagged in their metadata- so if you look for a particular period or region, there will be content that isn ’ t identified in this way.
  • From home page Browse by topic- More topics will be added, eg Māori medium, but at this stage this feature has been based on ScOT – which is based on the Australian curriculum. This feature will be reviewed and made more specific to the NZ context. Search by timeline and Map features can be useful when exploring a specific region or period- however it is reliant on material being appropriately tagged in their metadata- so if you look for a particular period or region, there will be content that isn ’ t identified in this way.
  • From home page Browse by topic- More topics will be added, eg Māori medium, but at this stage this feature has been based on ScOT – which is based on the Australian curriculum. This feature will be reviewed and made more specific to the NZ context. Search by timeline and Map features can be useful when exploring a specific region or period- however it is reliant on material being appropriately tagged in their metadata- so if you look for a particular period or region, there will be content that isn ’ t identified in this way.
  • From home page Browse by topic- More topics will be added, eg Māori medium, but at this stage this feature has been based on ScOT – which is based on the Australian curriculum. This feature will be reviewed and made more specifc to the NZ context. Search by timeline and Map features can be useful when exploring a specific region or period- however it is reliant on material being appropriately tagged in their metadata- so if you look for a particular period or region, there will be content that isn ’ t identified in this way.
  • Advanced search has a range of filters This search of the environment- brought up too hundred results- using filters to narrow search Sort by... If a search identifies two hundred items – scrolling through is not an option for busy people- filter by type, sort by relevance (default), Title, published date or rating, Or look through the list or subtopics to find a closer match
  • Description statements and Educational statements were formerly part of the metadata diplay and so not user friendly.
  • Digistoresearchtips

    1. 1. Our Digital Storehouse Search Tips – this presentation provides an overview of four commonly used search strategies .
    2. 2. Searching Tip 1 – General and Advanced Search <ul><li>Specify: </li></ul><ul><li>Learning area </li></ul><ul><li>Level </li></ul><ul><li>Content type </li></ul><ul><li>Content Source </li></ul><ul><li>Content Provider </li></ul><ul><li>Fields to Search </li></ul>
    3. 3. Searching Tip 2 – Browse by Topic
    4. 4. Search Tip 3 – A- Z
    5. 5. Search Tip 4 – Learning Area Catalogue Each learning object has a unique ID number. Type this ID into the Digistore search to locate the desired object.
    6. 6. Other search options Search by location Search by a time period
    7. 7. Viewing search results More information Open the resource
    8. 8. Details view
    9. 9. Want to know more? [email_address] [email_address]

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