Introducing Encore: A better way to search the catalog!

by professor.knowsitall@evpl on Tuesday, December 23 2008, 10:54am. Viewed 1,802 times.

Last October, we discontinued AquaBrowser.  Today I am happy to unveil its successor: ENCORE!

Catalog widgetThe catalog widget at the top of our webpages now searches Encore.  In a nutshell, Encore works very similarly to Google.  In the search box, simply type in words about the items you're looking for; this can include a subject, title, author, or a combination of them.  Then click the search button.

On the search results page, items will appear in the middle column.  Click on a title to find out more about it.

Left-hand columnThe left-hand column will give you many options for refining your search, such as format, location, and publication date.  Clicking on any of the available options will update your search results accordingly.

Right-hand columnThe right-hand column contains a tag cloud with related keywords.  The graphic to the right shows the tag cloud when searching for "puppies".  But say I'm more interested in adopting a puppy.  "Dog adoption" appears in the tag cloud, and by clicking on it I'll be able to view "puppies" items about "dog adoption".

After trying Encore, please let us know what you think!  Feel free to post your comments below or complete our official survey.  We're excited to offer Encore and hope you find it to be a useful tool for searching our catalog!


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on Tuesday, December 23 2008, 4:58pm

Encore has a really great search algorithm -- reminds me of Amazon.com.

on Friday, July 24 2009, 9:48am

Encore , a new online catalog we introduced last December , will be upgraded to a new version on Monday

on Thursday, November 12 2009, 4:08pm

Encore , an online catalog we introduced in December 2008 , is currently being upgraded! There may be