As part of RISC's ongoing training and education effort to move users from folio-based Socrates to web-based Socrates, the following changes have been made to the Folio Welcome screen. No changes were made to the Folio files or functionality.
* The line in the top banner, which said "Featuring Socrates, the library's online catalog" has been removed.
* "To search Socrates: type FIND and press the RETURN Key" which appeared in the main body of the Welcome screen has also been removed. The removal of this line does not afffect how you would start a search and the default file remains Socrates.
On other fronts:
Tutorial: A basic web-based tutorial for Socrates-on-the-Web is in the queue for Web mark-up by Eleanor Brown's group. We expect it to be ready by the end of October; a copy of the MS Word version of the tutorial is available from Ann Latta if you're interested in seeing it.
New Start-Up Page: Work is almost complete on the new Socrates start-up page.
Kiosk Image: The new kiosk image will include, at start-up, a Socrates Basic Search page (in addition to the SUL/AIR home page). This Socrates session will never present a search page that has timed out, thanks to the back-end work done by Jon Lavigne and Jerry Persons.
For all of the above, Stella Otta and her RISC sub-group deserve an enormous amount of thanks.
We are within a few weeks of rolling out the Web-based version of Socrates. Jon is doing the final tweek of the new expert screen; request functionality for on-order and in-process items is almost ready, and Kathy Kerns is writing the new helps at a fast and furious pace.
Please let me know if you have questions or concerns.