Monday, June 04, 2007

Phoenix Catalog

Phoenix Public Library has just started using a faceted approach to the catalog. Personally, I think the multiple access points clustered in a sidebar in a very useful and intuitive approach.

Another innovation is that they are using the BISAC Subject Headings. Look at field 695. Another access point. I hope they used a program to grab them from ONIX records. I'd like to know the details. There are problems with multiple thesauri in one catalog. Ask anyone who has both LCSH and MeSH. The facet approach may limit those problems. Interesting experiment.

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