March 18, 2010

Finding new records

As noted here yesterday, bibliographic records added to the NHU-PAC since midday Monday won't be findable via keyword searches until Friday morning. If you can't wait to download records for newly released books like Michael Lewis's The Big Short or DVDs like The Princess and the Frog, be aware that you can find them via browse searches. Choose the Browse Indexes subtab under either the Welcome to NHU-PAC or Advanced Searching tabs. For AV materials, remember that the Numbers Appearing on Materials search is a useful tool under Browse Indexes.

Normally, new records are findable with keyword searches almost immediately after they are loaded. Right now, though, we're rebuilding our keyword indexes in the wake of this week's server problem and this process takes all day because of the size of our database.

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