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The Joy and Pain of Chapter Titles. Mary Strouse ILUG July 25, 2009. “End users rely on and expect enhanced content including summaries/abstracts and tables of contents.” -- Executive Summary “Search results must be relevant and the relevance must be obvious.” -- Key Findings

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the joy and pain of chapter titles

The Joy and Pain of Chapter Titles

Mary Strouse

ILUG July 25, 2009

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“End users rely on and expect enhanced content including summaries/abstracts and tables of contents.” -- Executive Summary

“Search results must be relevant and the relevance must be obvious.” -- Key Findings

Online Catalogs : What Users and Librarians Want (OCLC 2009) http://www.oclc.org/reports/onlinecatalogs/summary.htm

identifying which books have tables of contents
Identifying Which Books Have Tables of Contents
  • No contents signal in Webpac
    • Record browse format (Classic/Pro) ex.1
    • Brief citation format (Classic/Pro) ex.2
  • Contents signal in Encore ex.3A & ex.3B
    • Vendor format (970) only
    • Appears only if table of contents is present
keyword searches webpac
Keyword Searches (Webpac)
  • Result always a list of book titles
    • Brief Citation ex.4
    • Record Browse (Classic) ex.5
  • Sorting
    • Open keyword -- RightResult
      • weights words in main title, direct order ex.6
    • Keyword in title, etc. – default sort ex.7
      • Chapter titles only if indexed in title ex.8
  • Terms not limited to a single chapterex.9A
    • (use near search to refine) ex.9B
keyword searches encore
Keyword Searches (Encore)
  • Result always a list of book titles ex.10
  • Sorted by relevance (default) ex.11
  • Begins as an open keyword search
    • Use search results facet to limit to title, etc. ex.12
  • Search terms not limited to a single chapter ex.13A
    • (refine by tag cloud) ex.13B
title searches
Title Searches
  • Chapter titles included in search results
    • Requires 505 |t and/or 970 |t indexed in title
    • Introduction, etc. can be excluded (using 970 second indicator)
    • Initial articles automatically ignored
  • Chapter titles not identified in results
  • Display of book vs. chapter title inconsistent
    • Index browse - controlled by browse or browse_t
    • record browse (system-sorted) – controlled by browse_t
    • Custom sorts and limits – controlled by briefcit.html
which title displays
Which Title Displays?

When search matches multiple index entries

  • Default display = index browse (system sorted)
  • Indexed title displays ex.14Aex.15A
    • May be book title, alternate title, analytic entry, or contents (970/505 |t)
    • Source of title (book/chapter) not indicated
    • Not affected by Display_245
    • Display of 970 subfields controlled by browse_t
  • Limiting/Sorting switches to record browse (brief citation) ex.14B & ex.15B
which title displays1
Which Title Displays?

When

    • Search matches single index entry, or
    • User selects single entry from index, or
    • Results limited/sorted in any way

Display format is

    • Record browse (Classic) ex.16
      • Display_245 operative
      • Display of 970 subfields controlled by browse_t
    • Brief citation (Pro/Classic) ex.17
      • Display of 970 subfields controlled by Fieldspec:vbt in briefcit.html

Book title, not indexed title, displays

  • Apparent duplicate entries ex.18A & ex.18B
but wait the chapter title option
But Wait! The Chapter Title Option

In briefcit.html, if fieldspec:vbT, both indexed (chapter) and book title are shown ex.19

  • Only applies to title index searches
  • Affects all variant/analytic titles ex.20
  • Browse_t controls indexed title display
  • Loss of control over subfields

fieldspec:vbT245abhnpl the same as fieldspec:vbT

#105894, #107034

author searches
Author Searches
  • Chapter authors can be indexed
    • Requires 970 |f (personal names) indexed in author
    • Does not apply to 505 |r
    • 970 |d (corporate author) and |e (editor) contain mixed authorized/unauthorized forms
  • Chapter titles not identified in results ex.21
  • Chapter, not book title displays regardless of sort/limit ex.22
  • Chapter title option (Fieldspc:vbT) does not apply
email download issues
Email/Download Issues

When record is emailed or downloaded:

  • Contents (505) included only if defined in export format (endnote, procite, etc.)
  • Contents (970) fields suppressed to protect vendor data
  • No contents signal/link back to full record in brief export format

Relevance of results to search may be lost

recommendations display
Recommendations: Display
  • Identify chapter titles in index browse
  • Extend fieldspec:vbT or similar option to author and keyword search results
  • Honor 245 subfields specified in fieldspec=vbT
  • Add contents signal to brief citation with link to full TOC display (a la Encore)
recommendations download
Recommendations: Download
  • Allow export of chapter titles from limited number of records for legitimate individual scholarly use
  • Contents signal/link back to full TOC in brief export format
  • Customizable message informing user that table of contents will not be downloaded
thank you
Thank You!

Mary M. Strouse

Head of Technical Services

Judge Kathryn J. DuFour Law Library, Catholic University of America

[email protected]

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