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Recent Acquisitions List Enhanced

August 7th, 2002 by jimm wetherbee in Recent Acquisitions

You may have noticed the link to the list of recent acquisitions has moved from Reference to the Online Catalog. This is because the list has undergone yet another metamorphosis and is now tightly integrated into the EKSplorer Online Catalog.

This change has greatly enhanced the functionally of the list and addresses a number of the concerns the faculty have expressed. First, this list is updated automatically and on a daily basis. This list is also more comprehensive, including items (such as the North Carolina Documents and the Baker and Taylor Lease Books) not found on the old list.

The list is also more flexible. One may choose between items added in the most recent week, two week, three weeks or four weeks. There is an option to sort the list by author, title, or call number. It is also possible to select specific types of material. Those interested in finding the latest video or DVD, do not have to plow through all the books first and those interested in reference materials do not have to pick them out from the books in the main stacks. Finally, one can search under a specific key word, such as a part of  the title or author.

Because the acquisitions list is integrated into the EKSplorer Catalog, it is also easy to tell whether a new book has already been checked out or whether it has moved from the New Book Shelf or to the main collection. It is also easy to select and print out the references to those titles that one is interested in, instead of the entire list.

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