[Koha] Improving the advanced search form
mathieu.saby at univ-rennes2.fr
Thu Oct 25 21:39:31 NZDT 2012
We too want to turn off or limit languages to ones that are actually
available in our catalog.
It's not easy but possible : you need to modify 3 tables in the MySQL
We are going to do this in my library (not done yet...).
Rennes 2 University
Gay Richards a écrit :
> Agree advanced search could and should be improved, but don't like example suggested.
> I generallly like the "look: of the Koha advanced search page. The problem (apart from any accessibility issues) is that some functions don't work as one might expect - as outlined below. Also:
> We would like to turn off or limit languages to onees that are actually available in our catalog.
> The Search for additional content types is really misleading as it relies on codes from marc field 008 which may or may not have been used.
> I'm sure I have other issues with this screen and I would be keen to discuss any improvements further. We support anything that makes it more accessible too. Gay
> -----Original Message-----
> From: koha-bounces at lists.katipo.co.nz [mailto:koha-bounces at lists.katipo.co.nz] On Behalf Of Chris Cormack
> Sent: Thursday, 25 October 2012 3:03 p.m.
> To: Srikanth Dhondi
> Cc: koha at lists.katipo.co.nz
> Subject: Re: [Koha] Improving the advanced search form
> On 25 October 2012 14:55, Srikanth Dhondi <srikanth at catalyst.net.nz> wrote:
>> Hi there,
>> I am currently working on improving accessibility of koha opac site
>> with our accessibility expert.
>> One of the things we noticed is that the advanced search option is not
>> only confusing for blind users but also even for normal users.
>> I have noticed the following issues with it:
>> 1) By default the Fewer Options option is selected, which is not
>> obvious to the normal users until they click on More Options.
>> 2) The layout could be a lot better, in particular the Fewer Options
>> search form is quite abstract in what it does.
>> For example, the default boolean operator is AND which is not obvious
>> to even normal user.
>> In my opinion, layout similar to the one
>> http://kea.massey.ac.nz/search/X, is better.
> I'm going to disagree and say that site is horrid :)
> Maybe others will have different opinions though.
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