Faceted Searching is Here

Apollo now has faceted searching in the public catalog!

Unlike most faceted search implementations, key facets remain accessible as one scrolls through search results. Most facets are presented in pull-down menus for an easy-to-use, compact display. Each facet shows the number of results that would remain if selected. And the selection of a facet instantly adjusts the results without refreshing the page.

“I like that the facet panel pops up but is easily brushed aside. I like the easy-to-follow options and can see many ways they will come in handy,” said Tena Hanson, Director of the Estherville Public Library in Iowa. “This will be very intuitive for patrons.”

Plus, each library can choose to hide any facet(s) that they do not wish to be displayed. Currently available facets include:
Availability
Downloadable
Medium
Material Type
Language
Reviewed
Copyright Year
Lexile® Measure
Accelerated Reader™
Authors
Subjects
Series
Topics
Forms
Places
Times

Apollo faceted searching can be explored at these sites or any other Apollo library:
https://catalog.htlibrary.org
https://rollinghills.biblionix.com

There is no charge for this enhancement. It was enabled for every Apollo customer on Sunday evening, October 16 and was instantly available to their patrons.

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