The main focus of our department is to create quality cataloguing of school library resources, to ensure easy access and use of online library databases by students and teachers. This is a very achievable goal with the reliability that comes from access to thousands of library databases via BookWhere, allowing more successful searching. There are many reasons BookWhere and MARC Notepad have been such an asset to our department, for example we have the ability to group databases by “type” to enable the automatic searching of a group: for example all French databases can be searched. We have the ability to define and sort the columns (e.g. title, author, date, host, Dewey) and icons that represent the type of material to be displayed in the list of retrieved records, and also the choice of Marc view record display. Having MARC Notepad to clean up the records is another time saving feature, other outstanding features in MARC Notepad are allowing the automatic deletion of unwanted tags, the easy exports into our Horizon system etc.
Having BookWhere and MARC Notepad become a part of our daily routine has dramatically decreased time spent on creating our own Marc records. With features like the ability to perform several searches simultaneously and batch searching (which we are still learning to use effectively) and a friendly support staff, we are very pleased with how much WebClarity has helped us become a more successful operation.