New Title Searches By Shelving Location

A while back on the listserv there was discussion of ways in which to display new books added to the catalog.Previously, you could use a feed aggregator like:http://catalog.sage.eou.edu/opac/extras/browse/html-full/item-age/UM-PENWhich would display all the new titles in a feed style interface. It worked, but wasn’t the prettiest type of display. It also listed all of the new books for your library/district without much room for customization.Kent County Public Library graciously allowed us to use their Equinox developed cgi-script that allows for a more customizable, direct-to-Evergreen style list of newly added items:Firsthttp://www.kentcountylibrary.org/new/index.phpTo use the “new items” list, use the structure:http://catalog.sage.eou.edu/cgi-bin/newitems.cgi?count=foo&loc=barWhere foo = the count of titles you want returned on your page and bar=the number of shelving locations you want counted. The shelving locations require a code, however, so I’m attaching a spreadsheet that lists all of the shelving location codes for the libraries in Sage. In addition, shelving locations can be stacked. You can look through multiple locations, including or excluding as you see fit.http://sagelibraries.wikispaces.com/file/view/ShelvingLocations_Codes.xlsx/522698322/ShelvingLocations_Codes.xlsxFor example, if Baker County wanted a list of 30 of their new Adult Fiction titles, the link would look like:http://catalog.sage.eou.edu/cgi-bin/newitems.cgi?count=30&loc=290&loc=2876&loc=2877&loc=2878&loc=2879Screen Shot 2014-09-17 at 3.03.06 PMIf Baker County only wanted to do a list of their top 30 newest cataloged DVDs (not children’s videos) the search would look like:http://catalog.sage.eou.edu/cgi-bin/newitems.cgi?count=30&loc=498&loc=778Screen Shot 2014-09-17 at 3.10.10 PMIf you happen to notice that it looks like there is a copy out of place. Or that one of the results contains none of your copies, it’s likely your shelving location has been placed incorrectly on an item. This can sometimes happen in multi-branch systems with the same names for their shelving locations. If you let Beth or me know, we can go through and make sure your items are assigned to the correct location.The script looks at item creation date, so if you have replacement copies that are being added, those can show up as well. If you are using a public computer for these searches and notice that the link’s results seem stale, you can delete your browser’s cache or enter into something like Incognito mode (for Chrome) or Private Browsing (Firefox) and restart the search.Let us know if you would like help configuring your links to display the types of results you would like.Thank you.

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