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Administrative Module. Customise FirstSearch to fit your local requirements. Passwords and Timeouts. System Password Administrative Password Session and Full Text Timeouts. Databases. Control access to databases Customize topic areas. Searching. Default Search mode

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Administrative module

Administrative Module

Customise FirstSearch

to fit your local requirements


Passwords and timeouts
Passwords and Timeouts

  • System Password

  • Administrative Password

  • Session and Full Text Timeouts


Databases
Databases

  • Control access to databases

  • Customize topic areas


Searching
Searching

  • Default Search mode

    • Basic, Advanced, Expert

  • Turn Related Searches feature off

  • Cross-database searching

    • Search 1,2, or 3 databases


Full text
Full Text

  • Set full text passwords

  • Set full text access by database

  • Set full text delivery to e-mail only


Holdings displays
Holdings Displays

  • Set default, regional or group display

  • Enable “All Holdings” display


Interlibrary loan link
Interlibrary Loan Link

  • Enable ILL access

    • for entire service

    • for individual databases

  • Indicate where requests will go:

    • to review file for checking

    • to lenders via ILL Direct Request

  • Select and edit ILL request form


Your library
Your Library

  • Add library’s logo

  • Link to library’s OPAC

    • Uses static URL

    • If OPAC has ISBN/ISSN indexes, link directly to record in OPAC


Documentation
Documentation

  • Online Help

  • ‘Managing the OCLC FirstSearch Service’

    • section 4 - Customize FirstSearch

    • Online at http://purl.org/oclc/fs-mng

  • ‘New Administrative Module Reference Guide’:

    • http://www.oclc.org/firstsearch/documentation/ adminref/index.htm


Logon procedure
Logon Procedure

  • Open browser

  • Type URL (or select from bookmarks)

    http://firstsearch.oclc.org/admin

  • Enter authorization

  • Enter administrative password


Administrative Logon Screen

http://firstsearch.oclc.org/admin



Why do you need statistics
Why do you need statistics?

  • Monitor system capacity

  • Monitor database use

  • Assess value

  • Demonstrate value

  • Plan future purchases

    • Do we need more simultaneous logons?


Types of report
Types of Report

  • Overview

    • Sessions, Turnaways, Searches, Port usage

  • Searches Used

    • Searches by database, 6 month summary

  • Simultaneous Usage

    • Logons, Searches, Port usage, Turnaways - by database for one month only

  • Full Text Used


Levels of report available
Levels of Report Available

  • Consortium

  • Subgroup

  • Institution

  • Authorization


Access levels

National Library of the Czech Republic

Moravian Library, Brno

State Research Library, Olomouc

Remaining 7 State Research Libraries

Ceske Budejovice

Pilsen

Kladno

Usti Nad Labern

Hradec Kralove

Liberec

Ostrava

3 ports

1 port

1 port

5 ports shared

Access levels


Documentation1
Documentation

  • Online Help - Glossary

  • ‘Managing the OCLC FirstSearch Service’

    • section 9 - ‘Monitor your library’s FirstSearch usage’

    • Online at http://purl.org/oclc/fs-mng


Accessing usage statistics
Accessing Usage Statistics

  • Accessible via the Web athttp://www.stats.oclc.org

  • Enter authorization

  • Enter administrative password




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