The VisualML Monetizing Website system includes many building blocks from which the actual site can draw to create a publisher branded user experience for the content. This page illustrates and briefly describes the discovery-oriented tool set available in a standard deployment. For more information about discovery, please review our User Experience/Discovery Concept Article or contact a VisualML representative for more details.
Basic and Advanced Search
Search is a core functionality of the VisualML Monetizing Website system. This capability is enabled by including a basic keyword search line as shown below:
Basic Search Example
Once executed, the basic search opens a Search Results page (default, image intensive) as shown in the Image and Columnar Search Results section below. As the example search bar shows, it is quite common to include access to the advanced search capability for the system very near basic search. When clicked upon, the advanced search link navigates to a page that provides shows the advanced search builder, and example of which is shown below:
Advanced Search Builder Example
The advanced search builder enables a user to build a complex set of ANDed query terms using the + button to add and - to remove search terms. Each search term has a specific facet from the content metadata that is searched. The example includes Title, Author and Publish date. Standard Facets include:
- Work Title
- Document Title
- Content Type
- Publish Date
- For Journals: Volume and Issue
After selecting a facet, the facets containment criteria become available for selection. Typical containment criteria include
- Text Fields
- "Contains all of these words"
- "Contains exactly these words"
- "Contains at least one of these words"
- "Does not contain"
- Date Fields
- "Is before"
- "Is after"
- "Is not"
Using these containment criteria, and advanced search can be constructed that holds the publication date to a specific range (e.g. "is after" "1/1/2010" and "is before" "12/1/2010").
Facets and their containment criteria may be further configured or customized for client-specific metadata and/or requirements.
Advance search is persistent for the user session, allowing them to review results, come back and make changes and re-execute the search until the search results match their desires.
Clicking on the advance search button under the builder launches the search results page defaulting to the columnar results discussed in the following section.
Image and Columnar Search Results
Search (image oriented) and Advanced Search (columnar oriented) open default search results as shown below.
Image Oriented Search Results Example
Columnar Oriented Search Results Example
The user may switch back and forth between image and columnar results at any time. Columnar results are sortable in both ascending and descending order. In either view, clicking on a document title launches the Roles Controlled Reading Experience section for that particular content type.
The categorized browse system allows properly tagged content to be searched for by specific tags. The standard system provides an n-level wide, two-level deep categorization hierarchy (n-deep is available at additional cost). In practice, a user expands and contracts categories to see the sub-categories. Clicking on either a parent or child category entry executes an advanced search for that category, opening the search results page with results.
Categorized Discovery Examples
The Author A-Z discovery block allows the user to select a specific author last-name letter. the system executes an advanced search for authors whose name starts with the selected letter, opening Content Listing (see next section below) of the works available by those authors.
Author A-Z Discovery Example
Content Listing(s) by Type
When a user clicks on a Content Type or a Author A-Z tool, the system shows a content listing that is specific to that content type. Typically these include:
- Book: Book Title, Author, Year of Publication
- Journal: Journal Title, Publisher
- Reference: Reference Title, Author, Year of Publication
Book Content Listing Example
Columns are sortable in ascending and descending order. All work titles are hyperlinked to that work's detail page, enabling the user to see the overview text and table of contents for the selected work. See the Book and Journal Style Detail Pages section for more details.