Take a Test Drive!

Posted on Monday 22 October 2007

Dear library customers, Encore is Here! On our front page you will notice the New Generation library catalog that we are presenting for your use and your comments. While there are many new advancements that will be added gradually to the new catalog, we decided to have a soft rollout of the product in order to get your comments and suggestions.

The New Catalog provides many new enhancements to reduce the librarian in all of us and allow our customers to locate materials in much the same way as you search the Internet using Google. It has all the functionality of our traditional catalog along with the usability of the internet search engines. You no longer need to worry about author, title or subject searches; The catalog understands what you want. There’s no need to worry about spelling, the catalog will prompt you with the correct spelling. Not sure how to refine your search? not a problem, the catalog has a relationship database that will refine the search for you automatically.

There are over 50 refinements to our traditional catalog and many more to come! So take a test drive and let us know what you think!


Don W. Barlow

Executive Director

2 Comments for 'Take a Test Drive!'

    John Klein
    January 27, 2008 | 10:13 am

    Two problems:

    1. When I click “start over” from a new catalog search result, it returns me to the OLD catalog search page.

    2. When the new search engine suggests alternate spellings, it doesn’t allow me to type in a spelling that isn’t among those suggested, as most spell-checkers do.

    January 30, 2008 | 5:40 pm

    Thank you for your comment! I have passed your information on to our technology person to get a more complete answer for you. I believe the difficulty is because the new system is not the active catalog. We hope to have these items corrected within the next couple of weeks.

    Don W. Barlow

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