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Press Release: Biblionix [October 18, 2017]

Faceted searching is added to Apollo public catalogs

Austin, Texas October 18, 2017 Biblionix, the award winning and leading provider of automation solely for public libraries, today announced the addition of faceted searching to its Apollo ILS/LSP (Integrated Library System/Library Services Platform).

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:

  • catalog.htlibrary.org
  • 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.

"We are pleased to bring this exciting level of functionality to our customers and their users," said Clark Charbonnet, CEO of Biblionix. "It's another instance of the elegance and intuitive nature for which Apollo is known."

For more information on Biblionix, contact Dick Moeller at dick@biblionix.com.

About Biblionix, LLC

Biblionix is located in Austin, Texas and was founded in 2003. The familyowned company is devoted solely to public libraries. This singular focus lets its Apollo ILS/LSP excel at delighting just one type of customer. In fact, Apollo has won the Product of the Year Award 2016 and 2017, from Modern Library Awards. In addition to the above award, this is borne out by seven consecutive years of top-of-the-charts ratings for Apollo in the annual "Perceptions" survey by Marshall Breeding.

Most Biblionix staff members have worked or volunteered at their own public library.


Summary: Biblionix, the award winning and leading provider of automation solely for public libraries, today announced the addition of faceted searching to its Apollo ILS/LSP.
Publication Year:2017
Type of Material:Press Release
LanguageEnglish
Date Issued:October 18, 2017
Publisher:Biblionix
Company:
Company: Biblionix
Products: Apollo
Subject: Product announcements
Permalink: https://librarytechnology.org/pr/22975

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