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Andornot's Latest Projects
Heritage Burnaby Website Wins Heritage BC Award
The City of Burnaby's Heritage Burnaby website (www.heritageburnaby.ca) has won one of Heritage BC's 35th Anniversary awards. Heritage Burnaby won in the category of Heritage Education & Awareness for the upgrades in 2015 to the Heritage Burnaby website and search engine.
This site was initially developed by Andornot in 2008, then upgraded in 2015 to use the Andornot Discovery Interface.
In this new version of the site, users can search by keyword and instantly see combined results from diverss collections:
Searches can be narrowed down through facets for repository, type, date, subject, person, place etc.
The collections include documents, photographs, oral history records, videos, digitized books and more. This site makes available so much information about Burnaby in one easy-to-search location, great for researchers and the public.
Nova Scotia Health Authority Launches Provincial Hospitals Library Catalogue
The Nova Scotia Health Authority is the latest Andornot client to launch a library catalogue using the Andornot Discovery Interface, available at http://library.nshealth.ca
The site provides patients, the public and health care professionals with a modern, mobile-friendly way to search for health information resources across the province, in physical libraries and online.
The collection includes the holdings of hospital libraries throughout Nova Scotia, including e-books, e-journals, patient education pamphlets, books, and audio-visual materials.
Previously, the library holdings of the former Capital Health Authority in Halifax alone were searchable online. Now, the new tool allows for searching of province-wide library holdings throughout the newly established Nova Scotia Health Authority, as well as the IWK Health Centre, the regional pediatric and maternity hospital in Halifax.
The Andornot Discovery Interface provides the features users expect in a modern search engine, such as spelling corrections and search term suggestions, relevancy-ranked results, and facets such as Subject, Author, Date, Location, Language and more, to quickly narrow a search.
Behind the public face is a DB/TextWorks database of holdings from individual libraries, as well as a separate database containing patient pamphlets The catalogue is managed by a team of library staff who co-ordinate data arriving from other libraries.
Contact Andornot to discuss making your collections available online in a modern way.
Inmagic News: DB/TextWorks and WebPublisher PRO v15.5 Released
Coming soon after version 15, this release addresses issues with installation, searching of accented characters, data import and export, and emailing in DB/TextWorks. In WebPublisher PRO, changes to the InmagicBrowse application (which displays search indexes and validation lists in a pop-up window) resolve a number of issues and improve usability.
For Genie users, the changes in WebPublisher PRO and the InmagicBrowse app will improve your use of Genie.
Andornot maintains lists of major features and changes made to all versions of DB/TextWorks and WebPublisher PRO. Check out these links for details of what's included in version 15.5 of each.
Contact Andornot if your maintenance subscription has lapsed or if you haven't received the download emails from Inmagic to obtain this new release.
Meet with Andornot at Upcoming Conferences and Events
Andornot is pleased to be sponsoring or attending these upcoming events. We hope to see you at one of them!
April 14 - 15, 2016 - Vancouver, BC
May 11 - 13, 2016 - Thunder Bay, ON. Joint conference with the Association of Manitoba Archives
May 13 - 18, 2016 - Toronto, BC. Joint conference with the Medical Library Association. A free pass to the exhibits is available.
May 15 - 18, 2016 - Vancouver, BC
June 2 - 3, 2016 - Montreal, PQ
Tweets: Round-up of Library, Archive and Museum News
As we come across news, projects, resources and other items we think might be of interest to our clients, we tend to post a quick tweet on our Twitter page, rather than a longer blog post. We've included a selection of recent tweets in this newsletter, but encourage you to follow us on Twitter.
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