Monday, April 09, 2007

Hidden "Shadowed" Titles in the New Public Catalog

Go Live 2The online catalog on the EPS will not display "shadowed" records. In other words, titles will not display if they are missing, assumed lost, discarded, etc. This will remove any possibility that someone will request, place a hold, or even ask about any of these titles.

That does not take away the reality that a customer may remember that we had a title that has since gone missing. WorkFlows (our staff catalog interface) will show these titles when you perform a keyword search.

If you have any questions regarding this process, please let me know (email, phone, comments, wiki discussion page, etc.).


Anonymous said...

Does this mean that If I search for GED books, the
catalog will not show allll of
the copies we no longer have
on the shelf?

But if I search for a specific
GED title, it will show up in the

Kevin Dixon said...

Example, If you are searching the Online Public Access Catalog (OPAC) for GED books, and we originally had 12 copies of a certain GED book, but now only 3 of them remain, the OPAC will only display those 3 copies.

If, per chance, all 12 copies have disappeared, the title will not come up at all, even if you search by title.

This is different than WorkFlows, which will be the staff catalog. The staff catalog will display all the titles that are missing, assumed lost, etc.