This release includes two significant enhancements that have been championed and driven by the MetaData Unit members of the SearchWorks team, to address two longstanding and highly-sought improvements in search quality and behavior.
Uniform title links
All uniform titles are now linked, with their associated names as applicable. Clicking on these titles searches the title or name/title combination in an index field containing only titles and name/title combinations, for more precise results. Additions to these uniform titles which refer to specific version attributes (e.g. language of translation, date, musical arrangement, etc.) are currently not included in the link. [Example of partially-linked uniform title] Name/title entries based on 7xx fields are also distinguished in the display according to their function ("Related work" vs. "Included work"). This improved functionality will be of special interest to users searching resources in music and literature.
Links for series have been greatly improved. Records which have two fields with the identical series title now only display one link. Additionally, when a series appears twice in non-identical versions, only the uniform series title is linked, resulting in more precise results when that link is clicked. Clicking these links searches a series-only index field.