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Proposed WebOPAC material type (format) label changes

By Kee Choi on July 24, 2009 2:21 PM | Permalink
One of the tasks the former WebOPAC Committee had agreed to address was the review of the list of material types used when a modifying a search.  We are all aware that the term "AV Materials" was confusing, misleading, etc. but we have decided to look at all the terms used for material types and whether we even need to list every possible material type available.

Unfortunately we cannot make these changes available on the test server.  However Brian Egan created a side by side mock up so you can see the proposed changes.

Areas of note:
  • "Material Type" has changed to "Format"
  • Order of items has changed
  • Terminology has changed
  • Number of formats has been reduced

Try it Out: Text a Call Number from the Catalog

By Darcy Del Bosque on July 1, 2009 1:48 PM | Permalink
The WebOPAC committee has installed some customized code in the WebOPAC which will allow patrons to send a text message of the title, location and call number of an item to their cell phones. This text message enhancement allows patrons to walk to the stacks and look for the book without having to write down that information using a pen and paper.

Below is a screen shot of the Text Info to Phone button.

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