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Narrow Search Results in Safari

The new Narrow Results feature in Safari 8 helps your patrons focus in on the titles that interest them most without having to use complex search filters.

Here's an example: This patron did a simple search for "Africa" and got a list of 58 titles. Quite a few! To the left of the results is a break down of those titles by various facets such as material type, reading level, year published, subject, and more.

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Focus In

Videos about Africa sound interesting to her and she sees that there were nine of those in her search, so she clicks "Video" to narrow the focus to just the videos.

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Focus In Some More

The list focuses in on just the videos and a new summary is shown for just the videos. She sees in the subjects that are two videos about African art and clicks there to see just those.

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How to Set Up

The Narrow Search Results feature is enabled by default and takes the place of Safari's Search Filters, which had to be applied before you searched and were not nearly as intuitive or powerful. If you like, though, you can re-enable the classic Search Filters back on in Safari's Setup.

Under "Narrow Search Results" on Safari's Setup page (available to you when you're logged into Safari as an administrator), you can control which facets of search results are presented to the patron.

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How to Get It?

Safari is a part of Surpass 8, which is available for download the from SurpassSupport.com. Select "Your Software" from the top menu. Licensed Surpass Central users with an active Surpass Support subscription will be able to download the update here at no cost as a part of their subscription. Surpass Hosting Service users will be updated automatically and do not need to take any action.


New Look for Surpass Central

Surpass Central gets a new clean and modern look in Surpass 8. All of the power is still there, but we have hidden away the visual clutter to help you focus on the task at hand.

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Before

For example, take a look at the toolbar when editing Materials in the prior version:

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It looks like there is a lot going on there but most of those buttons are dimmed out and disabled. The only ones that matter when editing are Links (to add web and other links), Cancel, and Save.


After

Now here's how it looks editing that same record in the new Surpass Central:

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The visual clutter of those disabled buttons is hidden, so the options that matter to you are easy to find. Even minor details such as the position of the buttons above the editing area have been taken into consideration.

You'll see improvements such as these throughout Surpass Central. If you're an "old hand" at Surpass, you'll feel right at home -- everything you use is still there in (pretty much) the same place. For new users, such as new members of your staff, Surpass Central appears more welcoming and easier to learn.


How to Get It?

Surpass 8 is available for download the from SurpassSupport.com. Select "Your Software" from the top menu. Licensed Surpass Central users with an active Surpass Support subscription will be able to download the update here at no cost as a part of their subscription. Surpass Hosting Service users will be updated automatically and do not need to take any action.

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