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News Release


December 15, 2006


Colorado Alliance of Research Libraries Releases Three New Enhancements to
Gold Rush




The Colorado Alliance has just released three new enhancements to Gold Rush.
The first enhancement provides a more precise list of results when
searching.  The second enhancement is an improvement to the new upload a
title/title list feature, and the third allows sites to add their own
database descriptors.  



Display Resources with Unverified Dates


Gold Rush Linker has always had the ability to mask article level links when
they are outside of the date range of the incoming citation.  However, title
links still appear to the user.  A new setting, "Display Resources with
Unverified Dates", allows sites to hide full text and indexing resources
that fall outside of the date range of an incoming citation. 


This new functionality makes it easier for patrons to link to a particular
article or journal without having to scan through a long list of results
that don't meet the date criteria of the article they are seeking. This new
setting is under Settings-Manage Gold Rush Linker in the Gold Rush Staff
module.  Under the General Settings tab the fourth drop down box is "Display
Resources with Unverified Dates".  The default setting is "yes."  If you
would like to test out the new feature, change the box to "No-Display
Resources with Unverified Dates", and click the "Update" button.    The
change will appear immediately in a Gold Rush results screen.


Enhancement to Add Your Own Journal or Title List


At the end of November, the Colorado Alliance released a custom loader which
allows sites to upload new or existing title lists and individual journals
to Gold Rush.  We have added a new drop down box, "Journal Format" to this
local loader that allows sites to determine in which section of the results
screen-full text, citation or local holdings--they would like the resource
to display.  If they leave this field blank, Gold Rush will determine where
to display a resource by what is in the structured date fields.  If there is
text in the citation or full text field, the resource will respectively be
placed in one or both of these fields.  If the title list or journal does
not have a date, and a setting is entered in the Journal Format drop down
box, it will force an item to fall within the field selected from Journal


Adding Database Descriptors and Journal Subjects


The database descriptors that we have created or harvested don't always fit
Gold Rush subscribers' holdings.  Sites can now create their own database
descriptors and journal subjects and delete those that don't fit within
their holdings.  Descriptors and journal subjects can be added through the
Cataloging module of Gold Rush.  We have copied to all sites the central
list of descriptors so sites are free to add, modify or delete any of their
descriptors as needed.



This new suite of enhancements gives sites more control over the cataloging
of their resources.  We hope it will also help patrons to quickly find what
they need in Gold Rush without having to scroll through screens of results
that may or may not be relevant.  If you have questions about the
enhancements or other aspects of Gold Rush, contact George Machovec (
<mailto:[log in to unmask]> [log in to unmask]) or Rose Nelson (
<mailto:[log in to unmask]> [log in to unmask]) at 303-759-3399   




Rose Nelson

Systems Librarian

Colorado Alliance of Research Libraries 


303-759-3399 X103 (ph)

303-759-3363 (fax)