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1 Encore at the University of Glasgow Karen Stevenson JIBS Workshop 13 th November 2008

2 Presentation outline Setting the scene c.2006 Encore - now User feedback Encore - next

3 Context: 2006 In-house development -quick polls, search forms, enhanced WebOPAC Commercial development - proposal from Innovative Interfaces

4 Glasgows Encore timeline Sept 2006: development partner April 2007: Encore server installed July 2007: in-house previews Feb 2008: publicly available

5 System admin Encore has its own server Interfaces with LMS server Data updates required for non- Millennium systems AJAX technology

6 Encore basics Single search box Keyword search of the catalogue Relevance ranked results Options to refine results (facets) Results set highlights Tag cloud of subject headings

7 Encore extras Community features Related subscription resources Federated searching Context sensitive links Harvesting

8 Place the search box wherever convenient for users

9 Relevance ranked results – item detailsFacetsValue added

10 Higher relevance weighting for journal records Electronic links expanded by default

11 Search found in: Popular with academics

12 Limits can be applied or removed in any order

13 Glasgow coding changes Formats (material types) - increased from 10 to 24 Collections (scopes) - increased from 4 to 12 Locations

14 Recently Added, or Popular Choices Optional images from Yahoo! Subject tag cloud- popular with all user groups

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16 Full record display

17 Spellcheck/did you mean?

18 What the users liked search box on first page that anything can be typed in and it just searches did not matter if you wrote in author or title, you got suggestions nice layout and info breakdown really easy to see where everything is sidebar categories spell checker

19 What the users didnt like how to export records being timed out tag searching didnt work as thought too simple for serious academic research

20 Next up for Encore at Glasgow Federated searching Community tagging Harvesting

21 Federated search – initial results

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23 Login - Authentication

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25 Harvesting Institutional repository Manuscripts Archival material

26 Watch this space!


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