Wednesday, November 10, 2010 9:37 AM
The Regional Centers for Healthy Communities (RCHC) are a group of six separate entities in Massachusetts, working in partnership to build and sustain healthy communities throughout the state and the country. Their services are many, including resource libraries in each location that provide free loans of current and culturally appropriate prevention resources including videos, curricula, books, and health data.
The union catalogue of all the resources is hosted by Andornot at http://rchc.andornot.comand is entirely web-based. It has a public facing catalog database, including the ability to request items, plus behind the scenes loans and borrower databases. RCHC staff can catalog books, add borrowers and process loans all through a secure login. The databases are powered by Inmagic WebPublisher Pro and many of the Andornot scripts provide additional search and results display functionality, including Google book covers and previews.
Under the guidance of RCHC director, Jim Ryan the site recently underwent a sharp new revamp, with a crisp clean look and logo. Also included are navigational links to all member websites, plus links to other Resources for Community Prevention Work.
In addition, a powerful new aspect of the site features the dtSearch search engine which indexes 30 different websites including PDF and Word documents. The search results are displayed below the search box with the first search hit highlighted in context. Results are sorted by relevancy and the link to the specific material opens in a new window. Users can search just the RCHC websites or the 27 other related websites or both in combination. All websites searched are listed on a separate pagewith individual links to each site.
Jim Ryan and his team are excited about the new the feature on their site:
“Our dtSearch engine will be a great tool for our clients who need to find information that is critical to their programming.”
Andornot is a reseller and developer for the Windows based dtSearch product and encourages users to consider utilizing this powerful tool to rapidly search through thousands of pages of documents and websites (a dtSearch indexcan hold over a terabyte of text in up to 2 billion documents). Contact us for more information about this tool or about the RCHC site.