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Christina's LIS Rant
Wednesday, January 12, 2005
  Mmm - these words that I'm eating are so bitter
See my post below.
Ok, so our guy from EI gave us a trial login for the fab new EV2 so that we could play around a little before they go live tomorrow. I have to say now that I've tried it that I'm so totally addicted. It is not dumbed down at all. Wow. If you put in just any old search in the new easy search, it gives you the results, but even better are the terms along the right hand side (oh, I didn't think to use the thesaurus for that term, it really is CV? Most of the articles were in 2002, I wonder why that was? So that guy does research on this....)

The only things I could recommend to change are things that might be coming when they add this functionality to the quick search: 1) be able to check multiple suggested terms, codes, years, etc. 2) be able to easily NOT several of the suggested terms 3) maybe be able to get a scope note for the suggested cv terms

So all of the fancy stuff is still there, they just help you use it better. I was pretty wrong. Hmm.

Update 3 seconds later: I remember now what else I'd like... can I have treatment code suggestions, too?
 
Comments:
Cristina,

Thanks for your comments and feedback.

We already developed a more powerful faceted search as you described with the option of selecting multiple terms from different facets and using boolean with these terms. We plan to introduce this in the near future in Quick and Expert search interface. Indeed we had shown the mockups of these in ASEE this summer. I can send them to you if you would like.

In terms of other facets, yes we plan to have treatment, discipline (inspec), serial title and author affilitions.

Have fun with faceted searching.
Best, Rafael
 
Well I will admit when I'm wrong :)
 
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