[bksvol-discuss] Re: Children books in quie

  • From: "Jamie Yates, CPhT" <mirxtech@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Fri, 15 Jan 2010 20:49:55 -0500

Judy, I wanted to find out if there were any Tina Gallo books in the
collection. In the past if you put in both first and last name, you risked
not finding something that really was there, so I started with Gallo. Even
with Tina Gallo I still get 452 results which is too many results and most
of them not even close to relevant. In advanced search in the author box
it's the same thing.

I do this type of search maybe 50 times a week so it's way too much to sort
through. I get lists of books from the library and I get weekly and
sometimes daily lists of new books from all different various publishers and
when I see one that strikes my fancy I want to see if (a) I can get it from
the library and (b) if Bookshare has it. Because if I want to read it, then
I want to make sure others can read it too.

I've also in the past found that searching for a book's title is not always
a good plan especially if the title contains punctuation. I don't know if
that is true of the new search.

There has to be a simple way to do a search for an author's last name and
get a list of only authors with that last name. In this instance I want to
see what, if any, books Bookshare has by author Tina Gallo. Or by Gil
Mcneil. Or Judy Schachner. Or Rufus Butler Seder which, in the past, would
be a nightmare to search for because of the two last names so I would search
for Rufus but I can't do that now.

Why doesn't advanced search truly work as an advanced search? If I put
something in the author field it should only be searching for authors,

I gotta go get my stuff ready for the chat at 9 or I will still be on here
asking questions.

Jamie in Michigan

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