[bksvol-discuss] Re: Vanishing books

Thanks Carrie.

I did some of the testing on this new search engine and pointed out some 
problems I found with it. Even so, and although it may still have some issues, 
I said then and I will say again, that this is a really big improvement over 
what we had before. Faster as well. As some others here have already mentioned, 
I have also found some books that I was not aware of while doing the testing, 
and even a useful website that was in a book in the list of excerpts.

Evan

  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Carrie Karnos 
  To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
  Sent: Friday, January 15, 2010 10:31 AM
  Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Vanishing books


  Hi Evan,

  I too have noticed that some books have vanished. Luckily they are still in 
the system, they just don't appear when you search for their titles or authors. 
I put in 11 books in the Rotten School series by R. L. Stine, which all 
vanished. When I put them in, I used the workaround of smushing the R.L. 
together since I got an error using the normal R-space-L author name. It looks 
like all of the books with that workaround are gone. I managed to restore the 
11 Rotten Schools books, and books by C. T. Adams, M. C. Beaton, and J. R. 
Ward. I'll ask Engineering to restore the rest. If anyone knows the title and 
author of any books that vanished yesterday, please email the info to me and 
I'll pass it on to Engineering.

  Also, Ann P. was correct about using quotes around search terms to limit them 
to exact matches. I've filed a ticket to put a marker between books that have 
exact matches and books that sound like the search terms. This may or may not 
be done in the future...

  Carrie




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  From: EVAN REESE <mentat3@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  Sent: Fri, January 15, 2010 7:08:14 AM
  Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: yikes on the new search

  Jamie, how recently was this book added? Lissi and I discovered last night 
that we are unable to find some of our most recent submissions. Also, the 
number of books that Lissi is listed as having proof read has gone down from 
over 500 to 489. Somehow, quite a few books have disappeared from the 
collection, or are not being catalogued by the new search feature, or something 
else is wrong with it.

  Evan

  ----- Original Message ----- From: "Courtney Stover" <liamskitten@xxxxxxxxx>
  To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  Sent: Friday, January 15, 2010 2:30 AM
  Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: yikes on the new search


  > Jamie,
  > 
  > How do you use the new search?  I went browsing, and I couldn't find a
  > link or anything.  Sorry for my total lack of tech skills *g*
  > Courtney
  > 
  > On 1/15/10, Jamie Yates, CPhT <mirxtech@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
  >> Ugh I don't like this at all. Then I put in Gallo in the author box and 
show
  >> in the title box and I got this book:
  >> 
  >> Just Shy of
  >> 
Harmony<http://www.bookshare.org/browse/book/21360?returnPath=L3NlYXJjaD9zZWFyY2g9QWR2YW5jZWQgU2VhcmNoJmF1dGhvcj1nYWxsbyZib29rc1RvU2VhcmNoPUFMTCZzb3J0T3JkZXI9UkVMRVZBTkNFJnRpdGxlPXNob3cmbGFuZ3VhZ2U9QUxMJl9jYXRlZ29yaWVzPW9uJnF1YWxpdHk9RkFJUiY%3D>
  >> by Philip 
Gulley<http://www.bookshare.org/browse/author?key=Philip%20Gulley>
  >> 
  >> 
  >> When all I wanted to know is if the book Let's Put on a Show by Tina Gallo
  >> is in the collection. I guess I can assume it's not.
  >> 
  >> The result I got isn't even CLOSE to my search terms.
  >> 
  >> --
  >> Jamie in Michigan
  >> 
  >> Currently Reading: The Beach Street Knitting Society and Yarn Club by Gil
  >> McNeil
  >> 
  >> Earn cash for answering trivia questions every 3 hours:
  >> http://instantcashsweepstakes.com/invitations/ref_link/49497
  >> 
  >> See everything I've read this year at: www.michiganrxtech.com/books.html
  >> 
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