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EXTRA! EXTRA!. Coming catalog enhancements!! OPAL Conference 2006. Coming soon …. OhioLINK catalog changes: Agency software OPAL catalog changes: Keyword search algorithm Spell checker Tabbed record display. Agency software. To be installed sometime before September 1 Affects:

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EXTRA! EXTRA!

Coming catalog enhancements!!

OPAL Conference 2006


Coming soon
Coming soon ….

  • OhioLINK catalog changes:

    • Agency software

  • OPAL catalog changes:

    • Keyword search algorithm

    • Spell checker

    • Tabbed record display


Agency software
Agency software

  • To be installed sometime before September 1

  • Affects:

    • OhioLINK catalog

    • Circulation

    • OPAL catalog NOT affected


Agency software1
Agency software

  • Allows each OPAL institution to appear to be a separate institution within OhioLINK central catalog when:

    • Displaying holdings

    • Placing requests




Displaying holdings after
Displaying Holdings (After)

  • Requesting (mockup)





Agency software2
Agency software

  • Few other points:

    • Each OPAL institution will be able to have its own requesting priority within OhioLINK

    • Each OPAL institution will have independent circulation statistics from OhioLINK


Agency software3
Agency software

  • Few other points:

    • OhioLINK catalog will not automatically select an OPAL item if one OPAL library’s patron requests an item that is held by another OPAL library

    • That is, the OhioLINK catalog will not prefer sister-agencies’ materials over other any other OhioLINK institutions’




Opal catalog changes
OPAL Catalog changes

  • With Release 2006, Innovative releasing “WebPac Pro” which includes:

    • “improved” keyword search algorithm

    • “improved” single record display

    • optional spell-checking module

  • Not automatically functional with upgrade; must be turned on


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OPAL Catalog changes

  • With the WebPac Pro implementation:

    • “Improved” keyword search algorithm

      • Results are grouped by relevance into:

        • Most Relevant

        • Highly Relevant

        • Very Relevant

        • Etc.

    • Higher relevance assigned if keywords appear in 245 subfield a, slightly lower if in subfield b, etc.






Opal catalog changes2
OPAL Catalog changes

  • Tabbed record display

    • Defaults to displaying author, title, imprint and copy information first

    • Other fields are hidden under other tabs labeled:

      • More details (includes ISBN, description, etc.)

      • Find similar items (series, subjects, added entries)





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OPAL Catalog changes

  • Spell checker

    • Only for keyword search

    • Uses a dictionary to determine misspellings

    • Asks “Did you mean”





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OPAL Catalog changes

  • Timeframe:

    • September 2006 -- Release 2006 upgrade -- Testing other new OPAC features

    • October 2006 -- Users Services Advisory Committee meeting -- Decide on new functionality

    • December 2006 – Implement new functionality and WebPac Pro


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