[bksvol-discuss] Re: was Children books in quie Now browsing by author

  • From: Valerie Maples <vlmaples@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Sat, 16 Jan 2010 14:33:15 -0600

Even at 100, if there are 1600+ results (like the W's), that is unacceptable if 
there is no way to refine...

Valerie


On Jan 16, 2010, at 9:19 AM, Melissa Smith wrote:

> Valerie, mine shows 100 results per page on the browse by author page, but I 
> don't see a box where I can change it to any other amount. Wonder why yours 
> only shows 25? Perhaps that's something that needs to be directed towards 
> Bookshare staff.
> 
> Melissa
> 
> 
> 
> Valerie Maples wrote:
>> Except the first name I went to look for was Judd, and there were 835 
>> results with no way to advance more than 25 at a time.  Definitely not 
>> efficient...
>> 
>> W's we re even worse at over 1600!
>> 
>> Valerie
>> 
>> 
>> On Jan 16, 2010, at 7:21 AM, Melissa Smith wrote:
>> 
>>  
>>> Jamie, there is definitely still a place to browse by author. Below is a 
>>> link to the browse page, where you can choose to browse by any of the 
>>> following topics:
>>> Authors
>>> Categories
>>> Languages
>>> New Books
>>> Most Popular Downloads
>>> NIMAC Books
>>> Special Collections
>>> Newspapers and Magazines
>>> Internationally Available.
>>> http://www.bookshare.org/browse/start
>>> Once you have selected author from this list, you should be taken to a page 
>>> where you can select the first letter of the author's last name, which, 
>>> then, takes you to the alphabetical listing of author's whose last name 
>>> begins with that letter. BTW, there appears to be no Tina Gallo. There is a 
>>> Donald R Gallo, with 2 books in the collection.
>>> 
>>> 
>>> Melissa
>>> 
>>> 
>>> 
>>> Jamie Yates, CPhT wrote:
>>>    
>>>> Judy, I didn't orginally start out putting Tina Gallo in the author box. I 
>>>> started out with Gallo, because if she uses a second last name or a middle 
>>>> initial, I wouldn't necessary get her with just Tina Gallo. Katherine 
>>>> Applegate is a good example of this. If you put Katherine Applegate in the 
>>>> author box you get only 30 results and Bookshare has way more of her books 
>>>> than that, maybe under Katherine A. Applegate or K.A. Applegate. That's 
>>>> why I like a least restrictive search term that will get me results but 
>>>> not too many results. If you're too specific you miss out. If I just put 
>>>> in Tina Gallo I get less results, but I can't be sure there aren't any 
>>>> Tina Gallo books in the collection because I am unfamiliar with this 
>>>> author and don't know if she writes under other forms of her name. That's 
>>>> why I originally did what I always do and just searched for Gallo.
>>>> I wonder can you still go to an author alphabetical list page? I haven't 
>>>> tried that for years.
>>>> 
>>>> -- 
>>>> Jamie in Michigan
>>>> 
>>>> Currently Reading: The Beach Street Knitting Society and Yarn Club by Gil 
>>>> McNeil
>>>> 
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