Monday, August 21, 2006

Online Catalogue Refreshed

Medicine Hat College Library Services has refreshed its Online Public Access Catalogue (OPAC). The OPAC adds several new features, which includes:

  • ADVANCED SEARCH. This new search method includes drop boxes for additional keyword search options and drop boxes with Boolean Operators.

  • DEWEY DECIMAL SEARCH. The Vera Bracken Library added a Curriculum Collection for Education Degree students and employs the Dewey Decimal Classification for this collection. The Library of Congress Classification is employed for the remainder of its collections. The Dewey Decimal Call Number Search can be found under the Call Number search heading on the OPAC's homepage.

  • PERIODICAL TITLE SEARCH. The Periodical Title Search is no longer handled by our library system software. The SFX based Find It search will now process periodical title searches. Searches that are conducted will locate periodicals in the Libraries, as well as those available via the databases/online periodical indexes. The Find It search is made possible due to our partnership with The Alberta Library (TAL) and 12 other Alberta postsecondary institutions.

  • BANNER & IMAGES. With any refresh comes a new look. While retaining the essential functionality of the previous catalogue, the revised version employs new graphics and linking effects to enhance the user experience. The combined Vera Bracken and Brooks Library Catalogue search employs a blue theme, while the Brooks Library Catalogue employs a violet theme.
Thanks to our partners at the University of Lethbridge for their aid in refreshing the OPAC.

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