Option to set default Advanced Search parameters that stick
The Advanced Search screen should allow you to set default basic search parameters that stay in place as long as you want them to, even after you log out and log back in. I never want to search for ebooks, yet I have to choose "paperback" and "hardcover" for every search in order to avoid them. It would be great if each user could set defaults for binding format, language, price range, currency, publication dates, publishers to exclude, etc., that would stay in effect for every search until they decide to change it.
Agreed. This is especially important when searching for popular works and I have to weed through audio and online formats that we never purchase ... and then weed through various availabilities, etc.
Yes, it would be great if this feature applied to quick searches too. Or you could even make it optional by including a checkbox next to the quick search box: "Apply your default search parameters?"
Thanks for the "saved search" tip. I think it will help.
Thank you for this suggestion. Would you like this feature to automatically apply to quick searches as well?
OASIS does have a "saved search" option near the bottom of the advanced search page which might partially relieve your troubles. The workflow goes as follows:
1. Enter your desired search criteria on the Advanced Search page (binding, language, currency, etc...)
2. Scroll to the bottom of the page, enter a name for the new saved search, then hit "Save"
3. The next time you navigate to the advanced search page, scroll to the bottom of the page and choose your saved search from the dropdown. Whatever search criteria you entered when creating the search criteria will be automatically added to the page.
I realize this only partially addresses your idea but it might prevent the need for you to re-enter the same search information over and over again during each new search.