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Introduction to Medianet Web Searching & Booking Copyright 1999-2002 Dymaxion Research Ltd. October 1, 2002 For Web Version 4.7 Provided for Medianet.

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2 Introduction to Medianet Web Searching & Booking Copyright Dymaxion Research Ltd. October 1, 2002 For Web Version 4.7 Provided for Medianet sites to use for training Medianet users

3 Searching

4 Typically this first slide would be replaced with your home page. …if you know title # …to browse for titles

5 More details! What’s this?

6 Everything from detailed overviews to Power Tips! For example, scroll down to the keyword menu.

7 What fields are checked by a keyword search?

8 civil war add * for prefix search e.g. cat* enter search term but keep it simple: search first, then tailor if required tailor your search with optional pop-down menus Green is used to draw attention to the next likely step… submit Catalog Search Options

9 An alphabetic listing Click on any title’s name to view a full description. Click on this small pick button to add the item to your shopping cart now.

10 All title details Link to other titles under these subjects Click to view the series members

11 Series description & Members/Episode list Click a title to view a full description

12 Series member details Add to your order

13 Your private account From your confirmations 1234 Is initially school phone # Remember, green is used to draw attention to the next likely step… click OK

14 More details! Your order form First available date Optionally type in title number Add to order

15 Title added! Your updated order form Enter a specific show date from the pulldowns Test the dates Use the calendar to help! Dec 06

16 Start and end date for item  Available Dates View a visual display of available dates… Your availability results Dec06

17 available starting dates are green

18 Optionally, choose an available date… Placing your order Place order for available items Dec06

19 Your order confirmation Your successful order! Optionally, choose an available date… Then re-test availability Dec 06

20 Close browser to logout Or click logout Done with this order? Or use other options Dec 06

21 Option Menu your path to more features Option Menu your path to more features

22 View your overdue items An expanding number of services! Display your bookings

23 List your bookings For a specific date A past date (see what you used last year) Due before today For today or the future

24 A quick view Back to Medianet Options

25 lengthen a reservation via request The Update column send a message or query about a reservation

26 Soon to be automatically processed! Enter extension request

27 The Update column automatically cancel a reservation

28 Enter cancellation request Items available for cancellation are those that have not been shipped yet.

29 The Update column re-use previous reservations

30 Make lesson planning a snap Just tick and submit!

31 change your web login password The Update column send updated contact info to the reservation office

32 Enter a profile change Enter updated contact information and click submit

33 Even more options fill out a service survey

34 Help us help you… …let us know how we’re doing

35 Even more options recommend a title

36 Request a favorite item

37 More Searching

38 civil war enter search term Catalog Search Options Click submit

39 Search results 45 items – too many to review page down or scroll to the bottom

40 drop down menus make it easy to tailor your search Narrow your results press submit to include your new criteria

41 13 intermediate items – perfect! Narrowed result listing turn this into your own mini catalog using the display menu

42 Create a mini catalog choose full display from the display menu and press submit

43 Your own mini catalog click print and you have your own copy Click File,Save As and save a copy to your local disk to include in your lesson plan

44 Multi-pick Feature

45 Order multiple items from one search The optional multi-pick feature allows you to choose several titles from a single search and place them on the order form all at one time. To select a multi-pick display, select the Detail Display Menu and choose: Brief multi-pick or Full multi-pick

46 Performing a multi-pick search  Choose appropriate pull-down options  Press Submit cat  Type your search criteria

47 Selecting multiple items Brief multi-pick results display brief title information followed by available formats. Click the box beside the title/format you wish to order… you may mark many titles. Press pick items on page to add selected titles to the order form.

48 To view a description of titles, select full multi-pick mode and press submit. Viewing title descriptions

49 Full multi-pick mode displays full title information. Click the box beside the title/format you wish to order… you may mark many titles. Press pick items on page to add selected titles to the order form.

50 The multi-pick order form functions the same as the standard order form. Enter your order dates and continue searching or submit your order in your usual manner. The multi-pick order form

51 Media Resource Guides

52 Mediagraphies  Our specialized title listings group items by commonly-requested categories

53 The mediagraphy listing Our specialty listings are designed to help make your searching more successful… if there are any mediagraphies that would be helpful to you, please let us know. choose a category

54 click print and you have your own copy A mediagraphy’s brief contents optionally switch to full display mode below

55 A mediagraphy’s full contents click print and you have your own copy Just like a mini-catalog, titles display in sequence.

56 Cool Features

57 What is New, Newer, Newest? New is everything added since the June 30 th that is more than 18 months ago Newer is everything added since the June 30 th that is more than 6 months ago Newest is everything added within the past 90 days.

58 Advanced searching Help includes a Boolean overview with examples and diagrams. Advanced search supports boolean: AND, OR, NOT and brackets.

59 Fields to search The keyword menu, limits your search to a specific field Choose subject browse to search by subject history Enter the subject you’re searching for then press submit.

60 Subject search results The numbers in parentheses show how many titles are listed under each subject. Click a subject to view it’s titles. Note the cross-references.

61 Release/copyright search Want only older or more recent items? Use the year menu to limit your search. Hint: “2001+” means 2001 or later

62 Search for new additions Search the collection by acquisition date.

63 Search within mediagraphies Search mediagraphies for particular titles.

64 Try it out, you won’t break it! Exciting!Easy!

65  Contact: _______________________  ________________________  Phone: ________________________ Thank You!

66 Credits  Peter Mason, Valerie Wilson: Dymaxion Research Limited  Thanks to Jennifer Maydole of North Central ESD, Wenatchee, WA for the foundation of this presentation


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