Re: keyword AND default?
[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]
- Date: Tue, 5 Feb 2002 20:08:10 +0000 (GMT)
- From: Mieko Yamaguchi <iss053@xxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: keyword AND default?
If you have Innovative's "traditional" keyword searching (which they often
call Word searching) then two or three words searched will be connected by
AND without the patron having to type AND.
If you have purchased and installed Advanced Keyword Searching (sometimes
simply called Advanced Searching or AVS), then the default is a phrase
search. Advanced Searching comes with an option to offer the Alta Vista
type "OR" search but most libraries have decided not to offer this to
I understand you cannot have both the traditional Keyword searching and
Advanced Keyword Searching on your system. You have to choose one or the
other. WWWoptions do not control this. Your system has either the old
Keyword Searching or Advanced Keyword Searching.
On Tue, 5 Feb 2002, Garwood, Steve wrote:
> I'm working with a team at my library to design the Web interface for the
> library's opac...one SEVERE restriction we've come across is that the
> Keyword search is by "PHRASE" and that the Word search is "OR". I don't like
> either of these options and have been hoping that I could find a way to have
> a keyword that searched for two/three words and connected them by AND
> WITHOUT the patron having to type AND.
> What am I missing? I looked thru the woptions and other search areas in
> iii's manuals and can't see a "fix" to this...their older systems seem to
> have the "AND" built in to keyword searches or at least have their (I find
> this very funny) ASSEARCH woption set to go to "AND".
> III's answers to this question have been cryptic at best...
Mieko Yamaguchi m.yamaguchi@xxxxxxxxxx
Technical Services Manager/System Coordinator +44 (0)1248 382970
Main Library, University of Wales Bangor, UK +44 (0)1248 382979 (Fax)