Re: Turn off hyperlinked call nos.
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- Date: Wed, 13 Sep 2000 15:51:46 -0500
- From: "Craig Johnson" <CJOHNSON@xxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: Turn off hyperlinked call nos.
I've been thinking this over trying to dredge up two year old memories of our decision-making process before implementation and talking to the one other person who is here today and was involved. I'm pretty sure Innovative set it up so that our (item-based) call numbers were not hot. This may not really work for you though, as we've gone through some rather convoluted hoops and made some compromises to get things the way we have them. In the first place, our bib. level call numbers are indexed, but not our item level call numbers. So a call number search only retrieves records by the bib. call number - bib. records for items with a different call number won't be retrieved if searched by their own call number. This is why, when you "Show items nearby on shelf" in our character- based catalog, you would not be offered the option of different call numbers as you are in your catalog - you'd be taken directly to the bib. call number. (If you want to see one of the "worst" examples of this in our catalog try books by Brian Jacques, most of which are in both YA and jFiction, but seldom appear in a jFiction/Jacques search) Our call number searches are occasionally a bit misleading, but aren't used by the public much anyway and we felt it was important to confuse our users as little as possible and be able to maintain our current method of classifying materials. There may be better ways to accomplish this, but it was the best we could figure out at the time. Having to shoe-horn our classifying practices into III's package sometimes made for difficult decision-making.
Iowa City Public Library
(web or telnet to catalog - alec.iowa-city.lib.ia.us)
>>> Helen Dungan <dunganh@xxxxxxxxxx> 09/13/00 12:56PM >>>
Thank you -- I've looked in your catalog and would like to know how you
When we have multiple copies of an item in different call numbers, we also
use the call number field in the item record. On our web pac these are all
hotlinked; in a record with multiple call numbers in the character pac,
when you choose to look at nearby items, the system lists the attached call
What you've got is what we want; so now I call III because it looks like
this can be done.
Thank you again
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