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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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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 before

Displaying holdings (BEFORE)


Displaying holdings before1

Displaying Holdings (Before)


Displaying holdings after

Displaying Holdings (After)

  • Requesting (mockup)


Displaying holdings after1

Displaying Holdings (After)


Placing requests before

Placing Requests (Before)


Placing requests after

Placing Requests (After)


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’


Agency software4

Agency software


Agency software5

Agency software


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.


Keyword search algorithm

Keyword search algorithm


Keyword search algorithm1

Keyword search algorithm


Keyword search algorithm2

Keyword search algorithm


Keyword search algorithm3

Keyword search algorithm


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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Tabbed record display


Tabbed record display

Tabbed record display


Tabbed record display1

Tabbed record display


Opal catalog changes3

OPAL Catalog changes

  • Spell checker

    • Only for keyword search

    • Uses a dictionary to determine misspellings

    • Asks “Did you mean”


Spell checker

Spell checker


Spell checker1

Spell checker


Spell checking

Spell checking


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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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