RE: No hits result directed to keyword index display
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When you are using the old keyword searching (w index), you went to a
display of terms (some of which might not appear to make any sense).
With the Advanced searching, if you have no hits, you are given the no
entries screen. What we have done with INN-Reach is adapt a script to
send the search to the Central Catalog (for us OhioLINK) if no hits are
(If this does not work, try http://utmost.cl.utoledo.edu/search/X and
search for baseball55 or anything else that will not show up).
The scripting for it is pretty basic (sounds like something for the
However, there seems to be no reason why you cannot send the search to a
different database (or dare I mention Google/Yahoo) or conduct it as a
different type of search (subject). I have not tried to have this setup
for two links, but that might work as well.
We have a very flexible WebOPAC and this might be worth some more
Hope this helps.
Best -- Corey
Assistant Dean for Resource and Systems Management
Assistant Professor, University Libraries
University of Toledo
2801 W. Bancroft
Toledo, OH 43606
corey dot seeman at utoledo dot edu
http://library.utoledo.edu/userhomes/cseeman (my home page)
http://library.utoledo.edu (main library page)
Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood. Now is the
time to understand more, so that we may fear less.
From: innopac-bounces at innopacusers dot org
[mailto:innopac-bounces at innopacusers dot org] On Behalf Of Graeme Leng-Ward
Sent: Wednesday, September 14, 2005 8:16 AM
To: innopac at innopacusers dot org
Subject: No hits result directed to keyword index display
On looking at Chapel Hill Public Library's beautifully designed new
catalogue I happened to mispell a keyword search and found myself taken
to a display of part of the keyword index, instead of back to the
Keyword search page with a 'No entries' message showing.
So how do you direct a 'No hits' keyword search result to the keyword
index display instead of to a 'No entries' message?
I have never seen this on any other III catalogue. I feel it is much
better to see where your misspelling fits in with similar words in the
kw index than the No entries message.
University of Warwick Library
Tel: (024) 76 528138
Email: g dot leng-ward at warwick dot ac dot uk
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