Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Signing Off

Alas, my tenure as the HCH Web Weaver comes to a end at closing time today.

All the best,
And all the joy of information seeking,

Enhanced Searching for New Arrivals

I've just added a function to the New Arrivals application on our website. Now you can limit any search to non-fiction by turning on the check-box in the customization area. You can get all non-fiction, or you can use other critieria to get non-fiction videos, kids non-fiction, etc.

For those who want to know, non-fiction here includes all the numerical call numbers, as well as the biographies. It does not by default discriminate among material types. The new functionality is seamlessly integrated with the RSS and printable views. It will occasionally (very rarely) return false results because some fiction items happen to have three digits in their call number.

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Graphic Novels

I've written previously—including illustrated how-to's—about resource lists in our catalog. Now I just want to point out a cool list that Lisa created for our extensive collection of graphic novels. Because of the quirks of our cataloging system, it's not incredibly obvious how to generate such a list, but now you'll always be able to find one among the Resource Lists in our catalog or from the "Teens" section of our website.

Saturday, August 11, 2007

Printing New Arrivals

I've added a link to a 'printer friendly' format for the new arrivals lists. You can get a printable view for any list you like and print it directly from your browser.

Saturday, August 4, 2007

Audio Books Canceled

Some sad news with a silver lining:

As of August 1, 2007 we are no longer offering Netlibrary Downloadable Audio Books.

Scranton Memorial Library in Madison apparently still subscribes to this service, however, and as far as we know, you do not need to be a Madison patron to sign up, though you will probably need to have an active CT library card.