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CONSIDER THE KPAC:
IMPLEMENT AND CUSTOMIZE THE
KIDS CATALOG
Amy Terlaga, Bibliomation / [email protected]
Benjamin Shum, Bibliomation / [email protected]
Terran McCanna, PINES /
[email protected]
WHAT WE’LL COVER
The beginnings of
KPAC (Bibliomation)
 Implementation and
configuration
(Bibliomation)
 Customization
(PINES)
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IN THE BEGINNING …
Looking for partners –
December 2009
 Initial partners:
Bibliomation, KCLS,
PINES, Sitka
 First Phase: Screen
Design, FGI (Seattle)
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IN THE BEGINNING …
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From: [email protected] [mailto:[email protected]] On Behalf Of Amy Terlaga
Sent: Monday, December 07, 2009 1:09 PM
To: [email protected]
Subject: [OPEN-ILS-GENERAL] Kid's Catalog - Looking for partners
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Hi all—
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Bibliomation has just begun preliminary talks with FGI (http://www.fgi.com/), a web design
company (among other things) in Seattle. We will need to develop an icon-driven,
graphical kid’s catalog for our K-12 schools and public libraries in time for our 2011
Evergreen migration.
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I’m putting out some feelers …
Is there any other library system out there currently on or planning to migrate to
Evergreen who would like to consider partnering with us in this kid’s catalog design
project?
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If you’re interested, please email me at [email protected]
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Thanks!
Amy
KIDS’ CATALOG BEGINNINGS
Features:
- graphical, icon driven
subject categories,
search box
- customize each search
button to bring up the
library’s juvenile
holdings
- website links could
also be added
KIDS’ CATALOG, PHASE TWO
Programming the
back end – Equinox
 March 2011, then
stalled – more funding
needed
 July 2011 – staff
interface dropped to
lower costs
 More partners sign on
in October 2011: C/W
MARS and Pioneer
Library Network
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KIDS’ CATALOG:
IT’S ALIVE!
Testing in the
Summer of 2012
(could have been more
rigorous)
 Released in Fall of
2012
 Bibliomation uses
children’s librarians
and school library
media specialist to
come up with subject
categories
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KIDS’ CATALOG:
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IT’S ALIVE!
The images came from
two different sources
KCLS bought some to
be shared with the
Evergreen community
 Bibliomation bought
the rest through
istockphoto.com
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KIDS’ CATALOG:
IT’S ALIVE!
Bibliomation launches KPAC in February 2013
 Feedback webinar session in late March 2013
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KIDS’ CATALOG IMPLEMENTATION
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Ben’s part
The Kids’ Catalog
http://gapines.org/kpac
Terran McCanna
PINES Program Manager
Georgia Public Library Service
[email protected]
Formed KPAC Working Group
• 29 Members
• Communicated via
Listserv
Graphics
Audience Types
kpac.xml
Audience Types
• <global_filter>audience(a,b,
c,j)</global_filter>
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• If MARC record doesn’t
have an audience type
specified, it will not appear
in search results
A = 0-5 years
B = 6-8 years
C = 9-13 years
D = 14-17 years
J = 0-17 years
Categories / Lists
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Dinosaurs and Princesses
Seasonal / Holiday Topics
Cars & Trucks
Numbers, Colors, ABCs
Award Winners
Dewey Categories
Pre-Set Searches (in kpac.xml)
• keyword:seasons
• (keyword:seasons || keyword:spring)
• ((((keyword:seasons || keyword:spring) ||
keyword:summer) || keyword:fall) ||
keyword:winter)
• Useful Search Documentation:
http://evergreen-ils.org/dokuwiki/doku.php?
id=documentation:technical:search_grammar
Lists
(Book Bags)
Lists
Replace opac with kpac to get URL:
• https://gapines.org/eg/opac/results?bookbag
=153204;locg=1;trail=11;page=1
• https://gapines.org/eg/kpac/results?bookbag
=153204;locg=1;trail=11;page=1
Same List through KPAC & OPAC
Dewey Chart
Added Filtering by Audience Type
Hid List
Functions
To-Do / Wish List
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Holds Bug (Doesn’t pull in contact info)
Admin Interface for Controlling Category Display
Location Setting
Login Screen
List Functionality
Add More Holidays
Link Dewey Categories
Make print-friendly version of the Dewey Chart
Improve Syndetics & NoveList Select Content
Display
Sharing
• Live Version:
– http://gapines.org/kpac
• PINES Working Repository:
– http://git.evergreenils.org/?p=evergreen/pines.git
• Zipped File of code and graphics:
– http://pines.georgialibraries.org/pines-kpac
– Please see README file in images folder
– Category image template is included

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