Using The Lakenet Library Catalog

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Using The Lakenet Library Catalog

  1. 1. Using the Lakenet Library Catalog Or how to find a book (or movie, or cd, or anything else) in the Library
  2. 2. What is a Library Catalog?
  3. 3. It is… <ul><li>A computer program that… </li></ul><ul><ul><li>helps us organize the books, cds, movies, maps, etc. that are in the Library. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>lets people find where an item lives </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>lets people ask for on an item that is at another library or is checked out. </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. You can find items by <ul><li>Title: this is good for finding a specific book </li></ul>
  5. 5. You can find items by <ul><li>Author’s Name: this is good for finding all the books by a certain author </li></ul>
  6. 6. You can find items by <ul><li>Subject: this is good for finding information on a specific subject. </li></ul><ul><li>Trials (Offenses against the environment) -- Fiction. </li></ul>
  7. 7. You can find items by <ul><li>Keyword: </li></ul><ul><li>Legal stories, Mississippi, Chemical industry, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Keywords are main words from the title or description of the book, or the author’s name </li></ul><ul><li>Good if you are unsure of the title </li></ul><ul><li>Use before trying a subject search </li></ul>
  8. 8. Keyword or Subject? <ul><li>Which should you use? </li></ul><ul><li>The subject search is pretty picky. You have to know which subjects librarians put on the book. For example—to find cookbooks use “cookery”. </li></ul><ul><li>Keywords can come from anywhere in the book’s description. </li></ul><ul><li>If you don’t know the right subject, do a keyword search and then check the book’s full record for the correct subjects to find more books </li></ul>
  9. 9. Subject Full Record
  10. 10. You can find items by <ul><li>Other </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Call number </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Gov. Doc. Number </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Series </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>ISBN/ISSN </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Etc. </li></ul></ul>
  11. 12. Tips on Searching <ul><li>You don’t need CAPITALS: </li></ul><ul><li>Alice in Wonderland </li></ul><ul><li>Is the same as </li></ul><ul><li>alice in wonderland </li></ul>
  12. 13. Tips on Searching <ul><li>Leave off A, An, or The at the beginning: </li></ul><ul><li>NO: A Very Good Year </li></ul><ul><li>Yes: Very Good Year </li></ul><ul><li>NO: An Independent Woman </li></ul><ul><li>Yes: Independent Woman </li></ul><ul><li>NO: The Art of War </li></ul><ul><li>Yes: Art of War </li></ul>
  13. 14. Tips on Searching <ul><li>Spelling counts </li></ul><ul><li>NO: hary poter </li></ul><ul><li>YES: Harry Pottter </li></ul>
  14. 15. Tips on Searching <ul><li>You usually only need the first few words of a title </li></ul>
  15. 16. <ul><li>When searching for an author’s name, put the last name first </li></ul>Tips on Searching
  16. 17. Tips on Searching <ul><li>Use the Limit/Sort Search button </li></ul><ul><ul><li>To limit the choices to only books or only books on cd, etc. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>To sort the list by title, author’s name, or publish date </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>For more powerful searches </li></ul></ul>
  17. 18. Limit/Sort Search
  18. 19. Material Type
  19. 20. Location
  20. 21. Placing a Hold <ul><li>One book </li></ul><ul><li>More than one book </li></ul><ul><li>From your account </li></ul>
  21. 22. One Book <ul><li>Click on the “Place a hold” button </li></ul><ul><li>Enter your barcode </li></ul><ul><li>Enter your pin (last 4 digits of your phone) </li></ul><ul><li>Select a library from the pull down box </li></ul><ul><li>Click submit </li></ul>
  22. 23. Place a hold
  23. 24. Barcode number Pin
  24. 25. Pick up location
  25. 26. Submit
  26. 27. Multiple Books <ul><li>Use the Add to Cart feature </li></ul>Add to cart
  27. 28. When you’ve added all your titles, click on the Book Cart
  28. 29. Click on Multiple Requests
  29. 30. Fill in your barcode and pin, and select your location Click on Request Available
  30. 31. From your account <ul><li>Click on “My Account” on the right side of the screen </li></ul><ul><li>Enter your barcode </li></ul><ul><li>Enter your pin </li></ul>
  31. 32. My Account
  32. 33. 1. Barcode 2. Pin 3. Submit
  33. 34. <ul><li>You can search as usual </li></ul><ul><li>You can order single books </li></ul><ul><li>You can use the cart feature for more than one book </li></ul><ul><li>You choose the pick up location as before. </li></ul>
  34. 35. Once you’ve found a book <ul><li>Limiting to Hackley Public Library </li></ul><ul><li>What’s a call number? </li></ul>
  35. 36. Limiting to Hackley On any search you can choose the location. To see just Hackley’s items, choose Hackley Public Library
  36. 37. Call Number <ul><li>The Call Number is the “home address” of the book. </li></ul><ul><li>Fiction is alphabetical by author’s last name, first initial, and the first three letters of the title </li></ul><ul><li>Nonfiction has a number. The books are in numerical order. </li></ul><ul><li>ASK if you have trouble. We are happy to help </li></ul>
  37. 38. Call Number Owning Library Availability
  38. 39. Questions? <ul><li>Always feel free to ask a staff member for help! </li></ul>

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