International and Comparative Librarianship

S. R. Ranganathan, P. N. Kaula, R. N. Sharma, J. F. Harvey, D. J. Foskett, J. P. Danton, M. M. Jackson, etc.
This Blogosphere has a slant towards India [a.k.a Indica, Indo, South-Asian, Oriental, Bharat, Hindustan, Asian-Indian (not American Indian)].

Monday, December 17, 2012

Boise Library’s Catalog Emulates Google, Amazon Search

December 7, 2012 By

The goals of Boise Public Library’s new Enterprise Discover System, which was funded by a consortium of more than 15 Idaho libraries, are to create a positive customer experience, retain key features and options from the traditional catalog product, and to integrate the new version with a new website.
The Enterprise system offers a user-friendly experience and additional features. Library visitors can now access:
  • Smart searching: As search terms are typed into the search box, fuzzy logic provides auto-complete, corrects misspellings and offers dynamic search suggestions based on past successful searches for the same keywords.  
  • Precise results: The user can narrow a search by selecting options for author, format, publication date, availability or holding library, and can also deselect options of no interest. 
  • Increased options: Users can multi-select titles for placing several holds at once or add a group of items to a list, and text or email results. continue reading

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