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Week 2

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