|00:01||Welcome to the Spoken Tutorial on How to use OPAC.|
|00:06||In this tutorial, we will learn: how to find an item using Search|
|00:13||and find an item using Advance Search.|
|00:18||To record this tutorial, I am using Ubuntu Linux OS 16.04 and
Koha version 16.05
|00:32||To follow this tutorial, you should have knowledge of Library Science.|
|00:38||To practice this tutorial, You should have Koha installed on your system.|
|00:44||And, You should also have admin access in Koha.|
|00:49||If not, please refer to the Koha Spoken Tutorial series on this website.|
|00:56||To begin with, I have added 2 more books on Microbiology.|
|01:02||One with author as Powar and Daginawala and another with author as Heritage.|
|01:12||This makes it a total of 3 books in my library.|
|01:17||Before going ahead, please add 2 more books of your choice into your library as has been explained in an earlier tutorial.|
|01:27||Open your Web Browser and type: 127.0.1.1/8000|
|01:39||This URL is based on- the port number and domain name given at the time of installation.|
|01:47|| Please type as per what you had mentioned.
Now, press Enter.
|01:54||The homepage Welcome to Spoken Tutorial Library opens.|
|02:00||On the top left side from the Library catalog, drop down, we can search by the following options:|
|02:09||Title, Author , Subject, ISBN , Series and Call number.|
|02:22||And in the right side field I will type Microbiology here and click on Go at the right side of the field.|
|02:33||All the Library items having the word Microbiology, are listed in the results.|
|02:40||The listed items with the search word, can be further sorted as per the user’s choice.|
|02:47||To do so, go to the right side of the list and click on the tab Relevance.|
|02:54||From the drop-down, I will select Author (A-Z).|
|03:00||You may choose any other relevant option as per your requirement.|
|03:06||Upon selecting Author (A-Z), a list of Authors is displayed in alphabetic order.|
|03:14||Look below the title of the listed items. Here, we can see the availability of that particular item across all the libraries.|
|03:26||So, how can we improve our search for even better results?|
|03:31||We can do so by clicking on the ‘Refine Your Search' tab on the extreme left.|
|03:39||Then go to the various tabs under sections like: Availability, Authors, Item Types and Topics.|
|03:52||Now, let us see what to do in case the required material is not found with a general search.|
|04:01||On the Search Catalog page, click on the link Advanced Search.|
|04:07||A new page with the title Search for opens up.|
|04:13||Using the multiple drop-down options, we can refine our search for our required material.|
|04:21|| From the first drop-down on the left side, select the appropriate option such as:
Keyword, Subject , Title , Author , Publisher, Publisher Location, ISBN and Barcode.
|04:40||I will select Subject. And in the right side field, type the details of the option selected from the left side drop-down.|
|04:51||I will type Microbiology here.|
|04:55||Using the second drop-down option, I will select Author as Patel.|
|05:03||Using the third drop-down option, I will select Publisher as Pearson.|
|05:11||On the same page, notice the other options under the section Item Type-|
|05:18||Book, Reference and Serial|
|05:23||followed by options such as- Publication date range, Language and Sorting.|
|05:34||So, under the section Item Type, I will click on the radio button for Books.|
|05:41||I will leave the Publication date range as blank.|
|05:46||For the Language, select English from the drop-down.|
|05:52||Under the section Sorting, for Sort by: I will select Author (A-Z).|
|06:00||After filling all the details, click on Search at the bottom of the page.|
|06:07||This page will have a list of all items having the following:
Subject as Microbiology,
|06:16||Author as Patel Arvind H.,|
|06:20||Publisher as Pearson.|
|06:23||Now, let’s go back to the Advanced Search page and click on More Options button at the bottom of the section Search for:.|
|06:36||On doing so, the layout of the Advanced search page changes.|
|06:42||Once again, in the first drop-down, I will select Subject.|
|06:48||Then I will type Microbiology.|
|06:52||Now come to the second row of options.|
|06:56||In the first drop-down, I will keep the option “and” as it is.|
|07:03||And, in the drop-down to the right, I will select “Author”.|
|07:08||Then to the right of this, I will type “Patel”.|
|07:13|| Next, come to the third row of options.
In the first drop-down, I will select the option “or”.
|07:22||And, in the drop-down to the right, I will select “Author”.|
|07:28||Then to the right of this, I will type“Heritage”.|
|07:33||If required, you can further expand the search using the search options under the section Item type or the rest of the options.|
|07:45||After filling in all the details, click on the Search button at the bottom of the section.|
|07:52||This is how we can search for items in the library using OPAC.|
|07:58||With this tutorial, you have now learnt how a user can easily search for a library item.|
|08:05||This brings us to the end of this tutorial.|
|08:08|| Let us summarize.
In this tutorial, we learnt to find an item using Search
|08:17||and find an item using Advance Search.|
|08:22|| For assignment-
using keyword as Biology, search for the list of Journals in OPAC.
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|09:03|| This is Bella Tony from IIT Bombay, signing off.
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