Summary of Public Display Group’s Progress

Updated 8/2/2006

 

Three elements control public display:  webpubdef, wwwoptions, and style sheets.

 

At the present time, we’re controlling the display of the following fields from the resource records with webpubdef:

 

·        Author (field a)

 

·        Resource Name (t)—Relabeled Database Title “Resource Name” is probably confusing.  Patrons are familiar with the word “title”.

 

·        Alternate Resource Name (x) —Relabeled Other Title  “Resource Name” is probably confusing.  Patrons are familiar with the word “title”.

 

·        Description (e)

 

·        Local Subject (q)—Relabeled General Subject  “Local Subject” is probably meaningless to the patron.

 

·        Coverage (h)

 

·        Mode of Access (b)—Relabeled Notes  The committee proposes to use this field to display information previously designated for display in the Public Note (f) field such as specialized system requirements, version issues, any information that would go in a general note in the bib record.

 

·        Resource Advisory (k)   Because webpubdef is a Unix file, this field does not display to the public when the field is empty. 

 

Note:  It’s possible to relabel fields in the public display using webpubdef.  This does not affect the field labels used in ERM. At some point we may wish to harmonize labels for the sake of clarity.  

 

 

 

 

 

Configuration of the ERM portion of webpubdef as of 8/2/2006:

 

e|a|||Author||e|

e|t|||Database Title||e|

e|x|||Other Title||e|

e|e|||Description||e|

e|q|||General Subject||e|

e|h|||Coverage||e|

e|k|||Resource Advisory||e|

e|b|||Notes||e|

 

At the present time, we’re controlling display of the following fields from the license record with wwwoptions:

 

 

 

 

 

Screen shots:

 

A-Z and Subject Page (preliminary work)

http://libraries.colorado.edu:2082/screens/databases2.html

 


Results screen of title search by “A” in Find Articles and More

 

 


 

 

 

Display of resource record for Bioone.

Area of resource record controlled by wwwoptions:

 

 

 


General Guidelines page http://libraries.colorado.edu:2082/screens/guidelines.html

 

Subcommittee recommendations:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Unresolved issues:

 

 

 

 

 

Some training issues if our recommendations are adopted: