Catalog & Book Jacket URL

This article walks through how the Default Catalog URL Title, Default Catalog URL, and Default Book Jacket URL are set up.
 
If you are planning on setting up the catalog and book jacket URLs for your Summer Reader, you will first want to go to the System Settings page on the maintenance side. Once there, find the three fields as seen in the picture below:
 
 
In the Default Catalog URL Title, enter in the title you want the catalog to be. This can be anything you'd like such as the libraries name or any other custom name you'd prefer.
 
In the Default Catalog URL, enter in the link to the catalog's page. If you would like to make it so each review about a book will go to that book in your catalog, you will have to set it up using tags. For example, if you were to put in tags to search for books, you can use any of the three tags (Author, Title, ISBN). The first thing you will want to do is click on edit on the right side of the Default Catalog URL field. Once that opens up, paste the link for a searched book in the text area. Link for a searched book refers to the link you will get when you type in a book and search for it on your catalog. 

You may get a link similar to this if you search by ISBN number (http://yourlibrary.com/ipac20/ipac.jsp?menu=home&aspect=basic_search&index=123456789EX&term=123456789&x=9&y=8&aspect=basic_search#focus). 

When you paste the link into the box, you want to find the locations where the ISBN is showing. In the example provided, the ISBN searched (123456789) is shown. This happens in &index=123456789 and &term=123456789. To add the tags, highlight the ISBN number (123456789) and delete it. Next, double click on the ISBN tag on the right hand side of the screen. It would now read &index=^ISBN^ and &term=^ISBN^. Now when a patron logs, it will take the ISBN number and place it in the tag. If a patron clicks to view it in your catalog then, it will use the search link you provided with the ISBN number for the book and pull up the appropriate book. 

This is most efficient using an ISBN number since it is the most consistent among libraries, however, title and author will work too. The downside to using title and author is that the fields must be typed in by the patron exactly as it would display in the catalog when searched. If it is not exact, it will show as a failed search. For ISBN to work, you must enable it (requiring it is not necessary, it just won't show up if they don't enter in the ISBN) in the logging setup page. If you are editing this after some failed attempts, it will not update the already logged and reviewed books. It will only show new entries that are entered after the edit has taken place.
 
In the Default Book Jacket URL, this will display the cover of the book on the review page for patrons to see. To do this, enter in the link to a book jacket on your catalog's page. If you would like to make it so each review about a book will go to that book in your catalog, you will have to set it up using tags. For example, if you were to put in tags to bring up each book's book jacket, you can use any of the three tags (Author, Title, ISBN). The first thing you will want to do is click on edit on the right side of the Default Book Jacket URL. Once that opens up, paste the link for a book jacket (this can be done by clicking on the picture of a book cover in your catalog and copying the link of the window displaying the cover) in the text area. 

You may get a link similar to this if you search by ISBN number (http://www.catalog.com/index.aspx?type=xw12&isbn=123456789/SC.GIF&client=arrop&upc=&oclc=). 

When you paste the link into the box, you want to find the locations where the ISBN is showing. In the example provided, the ISBN searched (123456789) is shown. This happens in &isbn=123456789. To add the tags, highlight the ISBN number (123456789) and delete it. Next, double click on the ISBN tag on the right hand side of the screen. It would now read &isbn=^ISBN^/SC.GIF.

Now when a patron logs, it will take the ISBN number and place it in the tag. If a patron clicks to view the book jacket, it will use the link you provided with the ISBN number for the book and pull up the appropriate book cover. This is most efficient using an ISBN number since it is the most consistent among libraries, however, title and author will work too. The downside to using title and author is that the fields must be typed in by the patron exactly as it would display in the catalog when searched. If it is not exact, it will show as a failed search. For ISBN to work, you must enable it (requiring it is not necessary, it just won't show up if they don't enter in the ISBN) in the logging setup page. If you are editing this after some failed attempts, it will not update the already logged and reviewed books. It will only show new entries that are entered after the edit has taken place.
 
If you would like to learn how to replace existing Catalog URLs and Book Jackets, visit Editing Catalog and Book Jacket URLs for past reviews for a walkthrough on how to go back and have all reviews show up with the new links.
Posted - Wed, Dec 7, 2011 at 8:15 AM. This article has been viewed 6911 times.
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