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2 The New Books List The New Books List Version 7.0 for Tomcat WebVoyáge Michael Doran, Systems Librarian Northwest EndUsers Group November 13, 2008 Highline Community College Des Moines, Washington

3 Michael Doran, Systems Librarian The duck test

4 Michael Doran, Systems Librarian One of these tabs is not like the others… WebVoyáge

5 Michael Doran, Systems Librarian One of these tabs is not like the others… WebVoyáge

6 Michael Doran, Systems Librarian One of these tabs is not like the others… WebVoyáge

7 Michael Doran, Systems Librarian One of these tabs is not like the others… WebVoyáge

8 Michael Doran, Systems Librarian One of these tabs is not like the others… WebVoyáge

9 Michael Doran, Systems Librarian One of these tabs is not like the others… New Books List

10 Michael Doran, Systems Librarian WebVoyáge basic search results

11 Michael Doran, Systems Librarian New Books search results

12 Michael Doran, Systems Librarian WebVoyáge basic search results

13 Michael Doran, Systems Librarian New Books search results

14 Michael Doran, Systems Librarian Good new things Integrates with Tomcat WebVoyáge Book covers (and links) Better keyword searching Less look and feel configuration Maintains session state

15 Michael Doran, Systems Librarian Book covers (thumbnails) – still beta Two provider options Google Books (default) Syndetic Solutions For Google, images are also links

16 Michael Doran, Systems Librarian Google thumbnail click through

17 Michael Doran, Systems Librarian I need some (contextual) help WebVoyáge

18 Michael Doran, Systems Librarian I need some (contextual) help WebVoyáge

19 Michael Doran, Systems Librarian I need some (contextual) help New Books List

20 Michael Doran, Systems Librarian I need some (contextual) help New Books List

21 Michael Doran, Systems Librarian Keyword searching New! Improved texas history automatic boolean ANDing

22 Michael Doran, Systems Librarian Voilà search term highlighting

23 Michael Doran, Systems Librarian Keyword searching New! Improved lone star phrase searching with quotes

24 Michael Doran, Systems Librarian Voilà format icons

25 Michael Doran, Systems Librarian Keyword searching New! Improved map? truncation with ? or *

26 Michael Doran, Systems Librarian Voilà format icons

27 Michael Doran, Systems Librarian Keyword searching New! Improved geological survey map? it all works in combination

28 Michael Doran, Systems Librarian Voilà

29 Michael Doran, Systems Librarian Leveraging search conventions GKEY^*

30 Michael Doran, Systems Librarian Diabolical searching Diacritical searching

31 Michael Doran, Systems Librarian Keyword searching Cézanne Cézanne avec un signe diacritique.

32 Michael Doran, Systems Librarian Voilà

33 Michael Doran, Systems Librarian Keyword searching Cezanne Cézanne sans signe diacritique.

34 Michael Doran, Systems Librarian Voilà no search term highlighting… … just like in WebVoyáge

35 Michael Doran, Systems Librarian Yes, diacritics are diabolic A trick question… are these two Unicode characters identical? é = é decomposed character e + ́ precomposed character é Although the glyphs are identical… the underlying encodings are not. Either encoding works with New Books List keyword searching.

36 Michael Doran, Systems Librarian Works for non-Latin scripts, too الإسلام

37 Michael Doran, Systems Librarian Unlimited WebVoyáge skins WebVoyáge

38 Michael Doran, Systems Librarian Unlimited New Books List skins New Books List The New Books List is skin savvy

39 Michael Doran, Systems Librarian Parlez-vous New Books List? Language modules English Finnish Swedish Welsh Chinese template The New Books List comes out-of-the-box multilingual user interface ready. New Books Uutuusluettelo Nyförvärv Llyfrau Newydd New!

40 Michael Doran, Systems Librarian Session state Important in regards to: Time-out utility Navigating between skins Results page canned links As far as I can determine, version 7 of the New Books List maintains WebVoyáge session state. Accomplished via a bit of AJAX code that calls back to WebVoyáge with every New Books List page load.

41 Michael Doran, Systems Librarian Five duck rating

42 Michael Doran, Systems Librarian […yada, yada]

43 Michael Doran, Systems Librarian Installation No interchangeable files between the Tomcat and Classic versions Tried to drive home that point by styling the New Books List file names differently: newBooks.cgi newBooks.ini newBooks.pl newBooks.txt newBooks.English newBooks.Finnish etc. …its different this time. WebVoyáge New Books List

44 Michael Doran, Systems Librarian Installation …its different this time. Tomcat WebVoyáge not configured for CGI New Books List ShelfLister external patron authentication no opac.ini Customer gets to do this. Its fairly easy, you just need root access. See the New Books List installation instructions. Adding a new search tab now involves editing three files. Also in the New Books List installation instructions (and in the WebVoyáge documentation). V7 required Perl modules provided courtesy of Ex Libris.

45 Michael Doran, Systems Librarian Also see the Tomcat tips and tricks

46 Michael Doran, Systems Librarian

47 Michael Doran, Systems Librarian Also see the Tomcat tips and tricks

48 Michael Doran, Systems Librarian Note: A "ScriptAlias" directive is not a viable alternative for the "AddHandler cgi-script.cgi" directive; the newBooks.cgi script needs to run in the same 'virtual' URL path as the other vwebv WebVoyáge executables.

49 Michael Doran, Systems Librarian Many WebVoyáge skins… For each skin add a new tab newBooks.css searchNewBooks.html Independent of skin Small CSS file, no need to edit. All the WebVoyáge help files are static HTML. The New Books List help file comes with en_US skin look and feel. Must be edited for different skins. …but only one New Books List

50 Michael Doran, Systems Librarian Many WebVoyáge skins… For each skin search tab config newBooks.css searchNewBooks.html Independent of skin newBooks.cgi newBooks.txt newBooks.ini newBooks.English newBooks.Finnish newBooks.{language} Google cover javascript etc. Configuration files only have to be edited once. One copy. …but only one New Books List

51 Michael Doran, Systems Librarian Good news, bad news New Books List v7 uses screen-scraping to get skin look and feel header CSS JavaScript navigation tabs/buttons footer The good news is… …it greatly simplifies integration and configuration of the New Books List. The bad news is… …it degrades response time.

52 Michael Doran, Systems Librarian New Books List content screen-scraped content New Books List search screen

53 Michael Doran, Systems Librarian Example New Books tab not highlighted newBooks.English

54 Michael Doran, Systems Librarian New Books List content screen-scraped content New Books List results screen

55 Michael Doran, Systems Librarian staff en_US mobile skin Skins and language modules A WebVoyáge skin can only have one language module associated with it. A language module can be associated with one or more WebVoyáge skins. skin Language module newBooks.English en_US newBooks.Finnish fi_FI

56 Michael Doran, Systems Librarian The forgotten config file newBooks.ini newBooks.English

57 Michael Doran, Systems Librarian The forgotten config file newBooks.English

58 Michael Doran, Systems Librarian More New Books List info…

59 Michael Doran, Systems Librarian More New Books List info…FAQ

60 Michael Doran, Systems Librarian More New Books List info…

61 Michael Doran, Systems Librarian More New Books List info… …even some stuff for developers. newBooks.pl newBooks.cgi

62 Michael Doran, Systems Librarian More New Books List info…

63 Michael Doran, Systems Librarian Version 2.0

64 Michael Doran, Systems Librarian Still kind of beta The Google books JavaScript code was written by somebody else (used by permission). No V 7.0 multilingual skin sites yet (that I know about) – thats the acid test. No New Books List 7.0 available for Windows Servers – no access to that platform for development. Radical skin customization may break the New Books List 7.0 screen scraping.

65 Michael Doran, Systems Librarian Questions? Could you repeat everything you just said? Quack!


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