Re: [greenstone-users] Some feature requests

From Katherine Don
DateThu, 25 Mar 2004 09:21:35 +1200
Subject Re: [greenstone-users] Some feature requests
In-Reply-To (s039faa2-028-apps-niwi-knaw-nl)
Hi Rene

Thanks for your comments. It is good to get feedback from real users of
Greenstone - otherwise we end up doing things that we think people might
want rather than things they actually want.

I will have a look at the search results thing as that sounds weird. And
I'll add the other feature requests to our list of things to do :-)

BTW, if your documents are displayed with a table of contents, clicking on
the open book icon at the top takes you back to where you came from to get
to the document (search or browse). But yes, it would be good to have next
and previous document arrows -- I am not sure how easy that would be

Katherine Don

Rene Schrama wrote:

> Hi,
> After some interruptions, the CD-ROM is finally finished. Although
> Greenstone is very impressive, some questions and/or feature requests
> remain after the CD was tested by a small group of users. Btw I am using
> local library, MGPP, Windows XP.
> - Order of search results.
> I know the result of a boolean ("all") search is supposed to be "build
> order", but the first 20 (or so) results can be different for the same
> query, depending on how many hits are returned (as set in Preferences).
> For instance, the first 20 of 50 are not the same as the first 20 of
> 200. Most users find this confusing so maybe it can be investigated
> further.
> - Sort order within one year of a DateList (new feature since 2.41).
> I am using "DateList -metadata Year -sortmeta Title". The titles are
> sorted alphabetically, but would it be possible to use the same sorting
> algorithm as in AZList? (for example, "a", "an" and "the" are ignored in
> AZLists)
> - Document display.
> This is the only situation in which I need to use the Back button of my
> browser. In fact, I have to go back every time I want to select another
> document from the search results. So, if possible it would be nice to
> have Previous (document) and Next (document) buttons, and a third button
> to return to the search results (from any document). Another request,
> with lower priority, is the option to make a list of all documents in
> the result set on one single page so it can be printed an reviewed at a
> later time.
> Rene
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