Coming Soon, pt 2…

Last week we showed you the new “Book River” feature of the new catalog.  Today, we’re going to take a look at the new Search Results page.

You can see a quick view of the changes in the image below.

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The middle of the page shows your search results as normal, but let’s take a closer look at those results.

You can see that I did a quick search for Gettysburg and that, according to this view of my search results, I have 52 pages (511 titles) full of results to go through.  On the right hand side of the list of results is an area where I can narrow my results by format, author, series, etc.  If I only want DVDs listed, I can easily click on DVD which is listed on the right and my results will immediately be reconfigured to show only DVD results.

By clicking on the title of the item I’m interested in, I can see the availability of that item.  I can easily place a hold on any item by clicking the Hold button in each record.

At the top of the page, there’s an option to log into my account.  By doing so, I can easily place items on hold and save my search lists so that I don’t have to redo all of my hard work.

There is also a tab at the top left side of the page called Britannica.  If I’m logged into my account, I can easily click on this tab have access to all of the articles available through the library’s Encyclopedia Britannica account, without ever leaving the catalog.

On the extreme right-hand side of the page, you will see a brand new area of the catalog.  We have a link to our downloadable audiobook program, OneClickdigital, and an area that will showcase New York Times Bestsellers as well as new titles that are added to our catalog.  Book covers in this area are clickable and will take you to that item’s record in our catalog.

We will continue with our tour of the new catalog as the week progresses.