Re: Title searches in text vs. Web OPAC
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I think they call that "little glitch" you mentioned the "disappearing
cursor" and can be found in volumes in the archives. Something tells me
it's more than a "little glitch" if it has a name for it!
This might be totally unrelated, but I've experienced a little "glitch"
in our opac that might be in yours. In our opening search screen (the
one you get when you "start over"), sometimes if I type in a title the
space bar acts as a return and sends the search before I've finished
typing it. So of course I often get a no hit. This doesn't always happen
and I can't pinpoint why or when it does happen, but if it happens to
everyone else as often as me, that could seriously affect statistics.
> At 01:32 PM 11/28/00 -0800, you wrote:
> > An interesting phenomenon has been discovered.
> > For some reason, the failure rate (zero hit) for title searches
> >substantially higher in the Web OPAC than in the text OPAC. Author
> >Subject searches have similar zero hit rates in both versions of the
> Patricia R. Thompson
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