Works 4 you?

Dorothea left a comment which wondered how one would present FRBRized results to the user. We have been working on this internally. This screenshot shows an approach. Now, please note that this is an internal prototype at the moment. We are working on how to roll some of this into the way that works are presented within OpenWorldCat but no decisions have yet been made about final forms. This is very much research in progress at the moment.

Comments: 4

Feb 17, 2005

I now see that the date sort is by number of items, but I looked at it and first thought it was a sort by date (a reverse sort at that). You guys do the testing, though--I assume you know if "mostest" is better than "by date."

Looks wonderful, though--oh, to go through the FRBR looking glass...

Feb 17, 2005
Dorothea Salo

I like this. I'm still processing it (and will be for a while yet, I think), but what impresses me most about it is the really very simple idea that the search machine doesn't develop immediate amnesia after delivering the first result set.

Search is a process, my search prof keeps drumming into our heads -- so why don't our tools respect that?

Feb 17, 2005
Roy Tennant

OCLC Research rocks! But I have to say that the screenshot appears to be smoke and mirrors. The search is "alice" but there is no discernable way to get back to the search results, which must have resulted in many, many more titles than the one displayed. I think it is more challenging to build screen displays with all the elements you must deal with and not just selected ones.

Feb 21, 2005
Rafael Sidi

It looks very clean. One thing that I would suggest is to put the counts for subjects and categories too.
We have implemented faceted searching in Engineering Village 2 and so far the feedback from the marhet has been very positive. Good luck with this project

Rafael Sidi