David presented a User Interface design for MARCCat and invited feedback from the group.
Select database to search
Select index to search. To search for a Name, it looks like the letter "N" has to be typed into the Search field. :
If name is selected for search, then a 100 name search is set up as a separate search from a 700 search. A "simple" name search that searches all of these fields at once is not at this point available.
Ann-Marie - A lot of the FOLIO applications have everything "checked" by default. Can this be the same for this search? The default could be more inclusive. Unchecking a field would cause the search to be more restricted. The group agreed that this is a better scenario.
The Simple Search query can be refined by Material type
This is intended for higher skilled users.
Most used indexes will appear in a list. Indexes can still be invoked by typing in letters, like "NA" for name.
Browse is also available.
Sarah (Cornell) - Criticism: There is too much dependency on the mouse. Can it be made so keystrokes can
Laura: In the advanced search, is the user able to search bibliographic and authority at the same time? Tiziana answered that would be possible.
Tiziana wanted to make sure that David accommodated the ability for a user to search through multiple indexes at the same time.
David suggested using an exclamation point to access different functions in MARCCat
Sarah (Cornell) - The addition of special characters that invoke commands is not particularly desirable.
Chicago - We cannot search using diacritics. It needs to be diacritic agnostic
Laura - Suggested looking at OCLC's Connexion for an example of how to present diacritics.
Sarah (Cornell) - Do we need two lists: One for diacritics, another for command potential marks.
Ann-Marie (in chat): "It needs to allow or disallow diacritics, in case someone copies and pastes a word with diacritics."
External database: (demo continued)
The search indexes available will be fewer, but be able to accommodate several outside databases.
Tiziana - Check this function in MARCCat.
Material type is on the item level. At the inventory the resource type and
Charlotte and Tiziana would like the search panes for an inventory search and MARCCat search to look similar.
Ann-Marie - Acquisitions is running into a problem with having too many filters. While all the filters are necessary, they do not need to all show at all times. She suggested that a way is needed to show the most popular options at a given time.