Author Archives: Joanna Meakins

What members said about the LASR Alpha v0.1

Version 0.1 of the Libraries Australia search interface was made available to members for comment over three weeks during May and June 2013. Close to 60 feedback submissions were made and several members worked with us via email to further more...

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Thanks for your feedback!

Feedback on the Libraries Australia Search Alpha version 0.1 has closed. We’ve had close to 60 feedback submissions ranging from a distaste for the yellow highlighting linked to the preview pane; to problems with dewey classification searches; to comments on more...

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Customising Libraries Australia - automatically!

During our site visits to members, we noticed that different users have different search preferences. Some prefer to use simple search most of the time, others always like to begin with an advanced search looking for titles "as a phrase", more...

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Searching with the "limit to" checkboxes

When we opened the can of worms that is asking users "what doesn't work well?", we received hundreds of comments which we dilligently categorised, factorised, summarised, memorised and theorised about. One of our categories was called "limits". We ended up more...

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Fine-tuning the advanced search

When you use the advanced search form to do a title/author search, or when looking for an ISBN, Libraries Australia only looks for your search terms within certain MARC tags. Libraries Australia includes more than a hundred different search indexes more...

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Site visits and surveys

Site visits Back in the middle of 2012, Kenji and I got out from behind our desks and went to visit some Libraries Australia users at theirs. This was an opportunity for us to see people using Libraries Australia Search more...

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