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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


“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


Varieties of contents data
Varieties of Contents Data summaries/abstracts and tables of contents.” -- Executive Summary


Identifying which books have tables of contents
Identifying Which Books Have Tables of Contents summaries/abstracts and tables of contents.” -- Executive Summary

  • 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) summaries/abstracts and tables of contents.” -- Executive Summary

  • 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) summaries/abstracts and tables of contents.” -- Executive Summary

  • 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 summaries/abstracts and tables of contents.” -- Executive Summary

  • 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? summaries/abstracts and tables of contents.” -- Executive Summary

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? summaries/abstracts and tables of contents.” -- Executive Summary

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 summaries/abstracts and tables of contents.” -- Executive Summary

    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 summaries/abstracts and tables of contents.” -- Executive Summary

    • 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 summaries/abstracts and tables of contents.” -- Executive Summary

    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 summaries/abstracts and tables of contents.” -- Executive Summary

    • 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 summaries/abstracts and tables of contents.” -- Executive Summary

    • 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! summaries/abstracts and tables of contents.” -- Executive Summary

    Mary M. Strouse

    Head of Technical Services

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

    [email protected]


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