Saved searched results - ability to copy/export/e-mail individual results
|Assignee:||Tim Hutchinson||% Done:|
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Part of planned SK development. This functionality is available in the current SAIN database (using SiteSearch).
#2 Updated by Tim Hutchinson about 11 years ago
I wondered about that when I first filed this issue. The way I had originally pictured this feature (saving marked records), I didn't think it was a duplicate. The way you've suggested approaching this, possibly. I will paste below our earlier e-mail exchange so that we don't lose track of this.
#3 Updated by Tim Hutchinson about 11 years ago
How do you imagine this would work for the user? My main concern is to allow saving a set of search results and retrieve it via a URI (using a random key?). Once this functionality is working, then emailing the URI to another party should be trivial.
I see exporting search results as a separate feature, and also a great enhancement to the current system. Once again, the details need to be discussed, imho. Which columns would you want to export? Should this be configurable? Does it depend on the user's permissions?
#4 Updated by Tim Hutchinson about 11 years ago
In our previous database (built-in functionality from OCLC Sitesearch), the export was fairly simple. The full record was "exported" via text display (could be displayed or e-mailed).
An important distinction may be that it's not only the results of a search that would need to be captured, but individual records. In implementations that I have seen of this, the user checks boxes, or clicks "save", and then has the option to copy/e-mail those records. See for example the U of S Library catalogue, using III/Millenium:
From this perspective, selecting individual records may be the key (and a more complicated aspect), rather than saving an entire results set.