Knovel website enhancements webinar

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Knovel, the engineering reference book site, is offering a product demo on September 29 to showcase new enhancements to its website. Built on top of upgrades released in August, the new enhancements include simplified navigation, improved browsing and result display pages, and a new recent search history feature. Also new is a “GET search” function. Some of these enhancements have already been implemented and others will be introduced on October 2.

The half-hour September 29 demonstration will occur at 11:00 AM EST and will highlight these new features:

  • Search Within: Knovel’s new Search Results display that features a convenient way to perform a search within the selected title.
  • A new BROWSE design that improves browsing both UML’s subscription as well as all Knovel Content, and provides enhanced subject and alphabetical filters for improved organization and fast access to Knovel’s engineering content.

Click Here to Register

Gale Powersearch 2.0 webinars

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Gale’s new Powersearch 2.0 platform was released for Massachusetts regional library users on Tuesday, Sept. 1.  For those who would like to gain more familiarity with the new functionality, the MBLC has arranged for two Massachusetts only webinars to help regional members become more familiar with the new features. One important new aspect of the new platform that will be examined are the many customization opportunities for libraries to push meaningful content to users.

These webinars do not require advance registration.

The Massachusetts only webinars will be conducted by Stacey Knibloe on Wednesday, Sept. 9 at 11AM and Tuesday, Oct. 6 at noon. Instructions for logging on are provided below.  You just need access to the Internet and a separate telephone near your computer.

 

Prior to the conference, please visit http://www.conferenceservers.com/browser/?brand=sametimeunytemeeting to prepare your computer for the web portion. You will need administrator privileges to install the plug-in.  If you experience any technical difficulties please contact our service provider’s help desk at 1-800-866-0888.

STEP 1:  TO JOIN AUDIO CONFERENCE

Primary Dial-In: 1 (866) 394-9513 (this is a toll-free call)

Passcode: 9722341#

 

STEP 2:  TO JOIN WEB CONFERENCE

Prior to logging into the meeting, ensure popup blocker is turned off on your browser.

1. Dial the audio conference dial-in number noted above and enter the passcode as prompted.

2. Click on this meeting URL: http://web.meetme.net/r.aspx?p=2&a=70541837085689

3. On the Meeting Center page, enter your name and e-mail address.

4. Click on the “Sign-in” button.

5. Accept the Terms and Conditions and click “Join” to enter your conference.

6.  Should your computer require any updates to accommodate web conferencing, an additional message will be displayed. Follow the instructions to prepare your computer for the meeting. These updates should take 5 to 10 minutes to complete.

IF THE ABOVE URL DOES NOT ALLOW YOU TO JOIN THE WEB CONFERENCE, PLEASE FOLLOW THE PROCEDURE NOTED BELOW.

1. Copy and paste the following URL in your web browser: http://web.meetme.net/audience

2. Copy and paste the Meeting Key: 70541837085689

3. Click on the “Sign-in” button

4. On the Meeting Center page, enter your name and e-mail address.

5. Click on the “Sign-in” button.

6. Accept the Terms and Conditions and click “Join” to enter your conference.

Knovel launches product enhancements

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On August 18 Knovel launched the first in a series of product enhancements designed to make finding trusted technical information easier and faster!

The next time you search Knovel, you’ll find improvements and new features that include:

  • GET (GraphEquationTable) Search [formerly Fielded Search]:  We’ve introduced a new name and an improved approach to materials properties search, numeric range search, and retrieving results found in Knovel’s interactive Graphs, Equations, and Tables.  
  • Knovel Search Results: We have improved the display of  search results.
  • Spell checking: If you misspell a word, Knovel suggests the correct spelling.
  • Autocomplete: Start typing a search term, and see suggested terms in a drop-down menu.
  • Add Knovel to Your Search Bar: Click the link to add Knovel to your browser’s search bar.

special webinar on August 20th at 1:00 PM Eastern: Diana Bittern, Knovel’s Director of Product Management, will walk through new enhance-ments that improve the search results display and include new features such as auto-complete, spellcheck and suggested search terms.