WebOpac limit search page
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- Date: Fri, 30 Aug 2002 15:41:35 -0700
- From: innopac@xxxxxxxxxx (Michael Lindsey)
- Subject: WebOpac limit search page
These drop-down lists of material-type, language, location etc. are all derived
from fixed-length fields. Our library is interested in a drop-down list of genre
terms, which we implement in the variable length 655 field. This would eliminate
the search failures due to misspelling and ignorance of controlled vocabulary. The
information I've gotten from Innovative thus far has not been particularly
helpful. One person there has mentioned that some libraries have implemented a
drop-down limit for publishers in the 260.
Has anyone had any experience with this, or have any suggestions? Could it be
implemented at the html level, adding the information to the http request?
Mieko Yamaguchi wrote:
> Limiting by material type is based on values in a fixed field in the bib
> record usually MAT TYPE. MAT TYPE in turn is usually derived from MARC21
> Leader/06 values. If you want to offer limiting to monographs or
> serials, you will have to change the MAT TYPE values in some records
> because the MARC21 Leader/06 value for all language material (including
> monographs and serials) is "a".
> We create a list of bib records in which MAT TYPE is "a" and BIB LVL
> is "s" regularly and rapid update the MAT TYPE value to "s" (for serials).
> Limit by location is based on the Location field in bib records.
> See the Release 2002 user manual Pages #101177-101179 for more
> On Fri, 30 Aug 2002, Reifsnider, Ron wrote:
> > Scenario: A patron does a subject, author or title search. The patron is
> > presented with a search result screen. One of the buttons on the results
> > screen is a limit button. When the patron selects this they are shown a new
> > screen that contains drop down lists for material type and location.
> > Question: What is the source for the material type and location data?
> Mieko Yamaguchi m.yamaguchi@xxxxxxxxxx
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