Several features have been released recently in VuFind 2.3 and 2.3.1:
We’ve made several improvements to display such as:
We’ve also added a new search limit and result filter, ‘Object’, to make it easier to find realia objects in the collection. For example, try this search limited to objects.
We have just released three small changes as VuFind version 2.2:
We have just released the following changes as VuFind version 2.1:
We have just released a small change to the holdings and request buttons at the bottom of each record view. We have made it clearer when online versions are available and we have online links default as the first holding before print or other versions. The difference between requesting an item for use in the reading rooms and ordering a copy from Copies Direct has also been made more clear.
Happy New Year everyone! We have just added a little feature to make printing and saving pages easier. You can now get a PDF version of your search results, record views, favourites and requests. Just look for a Print this page button on those pages.
We have just added more fine-grained control over narrowing options. After selecting multiple narrowing options, you can remove them individually to "broaden" your search by clicking the small "delete" () icon.
Just a little one: when you are logged in, any items included in your favourites are now indicated in both search results and the record view.
Boy, does time fly! Here in Catalogue Land we've been quietly beavering away, so you might have noticed a few changes:
I'm sure we've done more than that in the past year, but that's all that springs to mind. Thanks as always for all of your thoughtful feedback!
Now showing: the copyright status calculator! This uses a set of rules based on Australian copyright law, and metadata from each catalogue record, to determine whether a work is in copyright.
For more information please see this announcement.
We are now incorporating biographies kindly provided by the The Australian Dictionary of Biography. By clicking on an author's name, either from the search results listing or the record view page, you can see the items by that author in our collection, as well as their biography (if one is available).
We have also made a couple of changes that you might have noticed:
Our thanks as always for your feedback and ideas! Please don't hesitate to get in touch via the feedback form.
We've extended our full-text searching to also search across material held by Open Library. This extends our searchable full-text items to more than half a million. We've also added in "next" and "previous" buttons to allow you to browse through all full-text results.
Our integration of full-text resources has been extended to include material from Hathi Trust as well as Project Gutenberg. You don't need to do anything special to search these sources: relevant hits will be automatically shown below the "From our finding aids" box on the search results listing.
Please see the help topic for more information.
We have just added integration with Project Gutenberg. When you search the Catalogue, possibly relevant hits from Project Gutenberg are shown to the right of the page.
Belated wishes for the New Year from the Library's Catalogue team. We've been working on a few new features that draw on other information sources the Library has at its disposal. Some people will be excited about recent work done with our authority data, and there's more to come.
But today's news is about the Library's finding aids. Finding aids are created to provide extra information about archival collection items, like personal papers and letters. Now, whenever you do a search on our catalogue, we will also search our finding aids for relevant pages. You can find these links under the "Narrow Search" box on the right hand side of the search results. Here's an example!
Yes, we're still here, and we've added a few new bits and pieces:
It's been a while since our last major update, but we now have some new features to share:
We've been quietly beavering away and have added a handful of new things:
Thanks as always for all of your feedback!
What's new, pussycat? (bad music, bad catalogue puns, where does it end?!). Find items the Library has recently added to the collection. Vary the timeframe between the current week and the last 6 years.
As with all searches, this list of new items is also RSS-enabled, meaning you can subscribe to the feed of weekly additions and keep up to date with our recent acquisitions. Look for the RSS logo at the bottom of the page:
Buy it! When our online shop has a copy of an item, we'll let you know and give a direct link to buy it. Some examples:
These records usually have a nice big book cover image as well - very pretty!
All things that are new and exciting:
We've just finished cleaning up our record display code and along the way have tweaked the LibraryThing tags and introduced some additional information from LibraryThing where available. We're also making use of image cover art from Google Books; check it out.
Although we haven't updated this list for a month, we've been quietly rolling out some new features:
Coming very soon:
Thanks for all your feedback! Please keep sending it our way and we'll continue to incorporate your suggestions.
Good news! We've got a whole bunch of new features:
As always, we would love to hear from you if you have any comments or suggestions.
More changes to relevance ranking, this time to fix an issue where records containing search terms in their former title would be consistently ranked more highly than records with the terms in their current title.
Modified relevance ranking for fielded queries (such as title and author searches) to favour hits where the search terms appear in close proximity to one another. Previously it was possible for a search for an exact title match to be ranked more lowly than hits that contained the search terms across multiple fields. This change avoids this scenario by giving an additional relevance boost to hits that are near or exact matches.
Improved record printing capabilities.
Added support for emailing the contents of a record to a designated email address. Better support for printing record data should follow shortly.
For records with multiple linked electronic resources, multiple hyperlinks are now shown in the search results listing.
Many small user interface tweaks.
Improved phrase searching to give better results when searching on exact terms. This should give better results when searching for an exact title or author.
Lots of changes to the search indexes to allow better searching on titles and subjects. Also added support for deleting user comments.