This past weekend we updated SearchWorks with several minor enhancements:
Better popup windows: Now you can move the Feedback form around by dragging its header, and copy/paste text from your search page into the form. The new popups are also used for Cite This, SMS/Text, and Librarian View. This is a precursor to our visual design update, coming in July, and will make working across multiple windows much easier.
More accurate locations in search results: Items that are temporarily located away from their 'home' location now display their current location in the search results list, so you don't have to click through to the detail page to find the item. The affected temporary locations are: the HAS and SSRC New Books areas, the IC Display Shelf, Reserves, and the Loan Desk. This change comes as a direct result of librarian and patron comments, especially with regard to how items in the New Books areas are shown.
Ctrl-click/Cmd-click: In some browser/OS combinations, the Ctrl-click or Cmd-click shortcut for opening links in a new tab was not working for titles in the search results list. This has been fixed.
RSS/Atom feeds have been enabled for auto-discovery on search result pages (see the blue icon in the browser location box). Enabling these protocols allows feed readers and other external applications to query SearchWorks and receive results in a standard XML format, and lays the groundwork for providing topical new book feeds.
RefWorks exports: Certain diacritics would not export cleanly from SearchWorks; these have now been fixed.
Most of these changes come from enhancements made to the Blacklight code base by peer institutions. Pushing these changes into SearchWorks not only lets us take advantage of these updates for our own patrons, but also puts us on the most recent version of Blacklight, and makes us ready to take more community updates as they become available.
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