Adam Schiff wrote:
> > In this day and age, the user has every reason to expect that a name
> > heading in an OPAC display should function as a link to other resources
> > related to that name.
> Alas, while I agree with you Kevin, what OPAC displays have you been
> looking at lately. None of the main players in their latest discovery
> tools do what you say, as far as I can tell. While a heading may be
> hotlinked, what happens when you click on it (e.g. in OCLC WorldCat) is
> that it runs a keyword search on the words in the name. That probably
> works fine with fairly unique names, but with a very common one, you'll
> end up with a mishmash by different people.
Who said I was looking at any OPAC displays? ;) I guess what I meant was: *Based on their experience with other online tools like IMDB, AllMusic, etc.* the user has every reason to expect ...
Kevin M. Randall
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