Happy New Year!
In This Issue
Join Andornot at the Ontario Library Association Super Conference in Toronto January 29-30
While we email and talk to you throughout the year, we like to try to meet with you in person whenever we can as well. We hope those of you attending the conference will stop by our booth to say hi.
For our clients in Toronto not currently planning to attend the conference, we'd like to invite you to visit us in the exhibit hall. We can provide you with a free pass for entry to the exhibits if you contact us. This is a great chance to chat with us, and to see what else is new in the library field.
See Us at Other Conferences in 2015
If we don't see you in Toronto in January, we hope to see you at one of the other conferences we'll be attending in 2015:
More Special Libraries Choose Discovery Interfaces
More and more of Andornot's special library clients are choosing discovery interfaces for their library catalogues. Features include:
Discovery interfaces provide the search experience that users expect from all web applications these days, and especially library catalogues.
Some of Andornot's recent special library discovery interface projects include work with:
Learn more about these projects in this blog post.
Discovery interfaces are also ideal for other collections, such as archives, digitized historic documents, art galleries, museum artifacts, and more. Some examples from Andornot's work include:
We hope these examples will inspire you to review your own search interfaces. Are they providing the best possible experience for your users? Could you incorporate extra data sources? Do your existing systems work on tablets and mobile devices? We can help you sort through the options and update your system. Contact us to discuss possibilities!
More Magic: Sneak a peek at GeniePlus, the newest release in the Inmagic Genie family
Lucidea invites you to a special preview of the newest release in the Inmagic Genie family: GeniePlus. Lucidea has accepted suggestions and requests from valued clients like you, and are eager to unveil exciting new capabilities. Please join Phil Green, COO and Jeremiah Saunders, Special Projects Librarian, on Jan. 20th for a special preview of these new capabilities including:
Tips and Tricks
How to Optimize Genie's Catalog Edit Screen for Larger Monitors
Genie's Catalog Edit Screen includes all the fields needed to manage bibliographic records in the Genie catalogue. To help see more fields at once and minimize the need to scroll, the fields are by default split across four tabs. However, as monitors grow ever larger, with ever higher resolutions, more of a web page can be seen at once, and thus it may be more efficient to have more fields on fewer tabs. For example, here's a layout with all the core bibliographic fields on one tab, with only serial info remaining on a separate tab:
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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