Category Archives: Release Notes

New Library Location Search

The latest CLIO release, 7.10.8,  introduces a library location keyword search in both the Basic and Advanced Catalog Searches, a feature requested by many Columbia librarians.

Some use cases:

A scholar in Avery would like to find books about hospitals in the Avery collection, but the “Avery” location facet only limits to material physically located in Avery.  That scholar may now search for hospitals and location: Avery to retrieve both Avery and Offsite Avery material.

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A Barnard alumna would like to see all the titles in the Barnard Alumnae Collection, which until now could not easily be separated from the overall Barnard location:

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More uses for this search:

  • Finding and sorting material in named collections: Plimpton, Kilroe, McAlpin, etc.
  • Quickly generating or linking to a list of Research Reading Room titles
  • Searching for reserves material in a particular library, e.g. Health Sciences Reserve
  • Searching for “reference” to find material in reference collections across the various libraries

Although initially requested by librarians, we think this new search functionality will be useful to researchers as well,  especially in the ability to easily search and facet within our named collections.

KilroeWe welcome questions, comments and suggestions for improving CLIO.  Your feedback is invaluable as we develop the interface. Please comment below, use the Suggestions & Feedback form under the “Help” menu in the upper right corner of CLIO, or Ask a Librarian.

CLIO 7.9.25: Highlighting Databases and Point-of-Need Help

The latest CLIO release adds several enhancements to the search interface.  Highlights include:

  • Links to full results labeled “View and filter” to promote facets.
  • Enhanced visibility for database records and a clearer label to Search Database.
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  • Ask a Librarian service at point of need.  A no hits search will display the Ask a Librarian chat widget.
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  • Refine options (author, library location, publication date, subjects, language, call number) in left sidebar are now sticky.  When opened, they will remain open between searches until closed.
  • The search box size is now responsive and will be larger on wider displays.Searchimprovements

Please see the release notes for a full list of changes in CLIO 7.9.25.

We welcome comments and suggestions for improving CLIO.  Your feedback is invaluable as we develop the interface. Please comment below, use the Suggestions & Feedback form under the “Help” menu in the upper right corner of CLIO, or Ask a Librarian.

CLIO Adds Columbia Law Library Records

With the latest CLIO release, 439,141 bibliographic records from the Columbia Law School Library catalog have been loaded into CLIO catalog.  Researchers in a variety of disciplines such as human rights, history, gender, international relations, and early church history can now find relevant material without checking each catalog separately. Use the “Check Pegasus for current status” links to see if a title is checked out.

Law is now the fourth largest collection in the catalog after Offsite and Online (each at 2.6 million) and Butler Stacks (1.07 million).

This is the first of what we expect will be a series of important additions to our catalog.  Thanks are due to Kent McKeever and Law Library staff who made this possible as well as to the Spectrum team — Gary Bertchume and Stuart Marquis in particular.

We welcome comments and suggestions for improving CLIO.  Your feedback is invaluable as we develop the interface. Please comment below, use the Suggestions & Feedback form under the “Help” menu in the upper right corner of CLIO, or Ask a Librarian.

Enhancing Search Results

The latest CLIO release includes a number of enhancements aimed at improving the relevance of search results.

Please continue to offer comments or suggestions for improving CLIO. Your feedback is invaluable as we develop the interface. Please comment below, use the Suggestions & Feedback form under the “Help” menu in the upper right corner of CLIO, or Ask a Librarian.

Latest Release Adds Features to Articles Search

The latest CLIO release includes several enhancements to the Articles Search:

  • Advanced Search for combining elements like author and keyword
  • Basic Search now includes the ability to search by author, title, publication title,  ISBN and ISSN; in addition to the default All Fields search
  • Sorting and editing have been improved

See the 7.8.12 release notes for a complete list of the changes.