[bksvol-discuss] Re: Vanishing books

I am almost hesitant to offer this suggestion because the only use for it that I can think of is to satisfy my idle curiosity, but on the old site, about a year ago, it was possible to leave most of the search fields blank and adjust all the other settings in the search to return the maximum number of results and then every single book in the collection was returned. At the top of this enormous list was the words 1 to 25 of... and then there was the exact number of titles there. I did that any number of times and found out exactly how many books were in the collection at any given time. Again, I don't have any particular use for this information, but I did frequently check. That has not been possible for about a year now.



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----- Original Message ----- From: "Melissa Smith" <mdsmith25@xxxxxxxx>
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Sent: Friday, January 15, 2010 11:03 AM
Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: Vanishing books


Yep, I really like it. People just need to play around with it. I think this will be very helpful, especially for those books that are uncategorized.

Melissa


EVAN REESE wrote:
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 <mailto:ckarnos@xxxxxxxxx>
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    *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>
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    *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 <mailto:liamskitten@xxxxxxxxx>>
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    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
    <mailto: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
    <http://www.michiganrxtech.com/books.html>
    >>
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