RE: keyword AND default?
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- Date: Tue, 5 Feb 2002 15:52:06 -0500
- From: "Strouse, Mary M." <strouse@xxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: RE: keyword AND default?
The only thing I'll add to Mieko's explanation is that traditional
keyword couldn't support a phrase search--a big drawback, at least in
our library. Under traditional keyword, a search for United States
would always search for United AND States, which is not really the same
thing. There was no way to override this and search the phrase. In
Advanced keyword, the default is by phrase, but at least typing AND
Steve, ya'll may want to look at the search-builder type help screen for
Advanced Searching that III has in their demo catalog at
http://www.iii.com:81/ (this is public information, not part of
This might solve some of your problems. The coding to make this screen
was supposed to be made available for download via csdirect, but I'm not
sure it is, yet.
Mary M. Strouse
Head of Technical Services
Judge Kathryn J. DuFour Law Library
The Catholic University of America
(202) 319-5547 strouse@xxxxxxxxxx
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Mieko Yamaguchi [mailto:iss053@xxxxxxxxxx]
> Sent: Tuesday, February 05, 2002 3:08 PM
> To: 'innopac@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