| Basic Search
Basic Search Screen -- Text from the Report
The opportunity to designate whether or not the search is for an exact phrase is presented next with the default selection being “No”.
Relevant examples would be presented beneath the form and would change to a context-sensitive example when a user selects a different search type in the drop-down. NOTE: Although this approach is not part of “native” ALEPH, the Task Force found it to be an effective approach that is in use in several ALEPH OPACS.
NOTE: The caption text “Browse Organized Lists using assigned search terms” was crafted to try to quickly convey to users the difference in the concept of searching using this second search form on the Basic Search Screen. Other ideas for text to consider may be developed in the separate CC and SUL discussions. Including something briefer (e.g. just “Browse Lists” and depend on the I-Ball link to explain in more depth) is also a possibility.
Subsequent OPAC Functional Task Force members should decide I-Ball content once they have access to a working model of the GUC. By the time this is necessary, they should also be able to benefit from the work that will have been done to implement the various local catalogs.
The I-Ball icons used throughout the mockups provided in this report are for demonstration purposes only. However, once an I-Ball icon is selected, it should be adopted by all institutions for their local interface to insure continuity between systems.