23 Jun 2010

Improvements to the CAN search (June 2010)

The Collection Australia Network's search has been tweaked and is vastly improved. It is a keyword search so please enter the exact terms you are looking for. It is more effective when using unique words. It is important to know that the search scans the title and description in the metadata fields. If an error message appears, please refresh the page and try the search again.

When searching for items relating to cricket, search 'cricket':

http://www.collectionsaustralia.net.au/search_collections?q=cricket&x=15&y=5&can=on&phm=on&libAust=on&picAust=on&nswsr=on&mvic=on&nma=on




When looking for items relating to cricket in the Murrumbeena Cricket Club, search 'cricket' and 'Murrumbeena':

http://www.collectionsaustralia.net.au/search_collections?q=cricket+Murrumbeena&x=18&y=3&can=on&phm=on&libAust=on&picAust=on&nswsr=on&mvic=on&nma=on




When searching an organisation's complete collection online, enter the name of the organisation, for example 'university of tasmania fine art collection':

http://www.collectionsaustralia.net.au/search_collections?q=university+of+tasmania+fine+art+collection&x=0&y=0&can=on&phm=on&libAust=on&picAust=on&nswsr=on&mvic=on&nma=on




Sometimes the results do not appear at the top of the page. For example, searching the 'Broken Hill Regional Art Gallery' collection on CAN appears at the bottom of the page as there must be many competing items relating to Broken Hill on the CAN database.

http://www.collectionsaustralia.net.au/search_collections?q=broken+hill+regional+art+gallery&x=13&y=2&can=on&phm=on&libAust=on&picAust=on&nswsr=on&mvic=on&nma=on

Enquiries

Name:
Geoff Barker
Position:
Online Producer
Tel:
+61 (2) 9217 0347
Email:
enquiries@collectionsaustralia.net
Webpage:
www.collectionsaustralia.net
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