A responsive catalogue would definitely be interesting to see. I
imagine what can make this very difficult to do is the fact that many
(if not most) libraries have a proprietary ILS/OPAC, which can make it
very difficult to customize.
I've seen some mobile versions of faceted interfaces (mostly from
databases and discovery tools, such as Summon and EBSCO), but none
that are responsive. Nevertheless, if you're looking for ideas, I
think these interfaces can give you a good idea of what else has been
done at least at the small screen device size.
On Tue, Jul 10, 2012 at 11:06 PM, Bilal Khalid <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Hello All,
> Excellent discussion this. We've been plugging away at a responsive design
> for our library catalogue at UofT, and I've often wondered: are there any
> good responsive layouts and design patterns out there for catalogue
> searching? I've seen some really nice generic examples, such as the ones
> from LukeW (http://www.lukew.com/ff/entry.asp?1569), but they tend to be for
> long form content like blogs and the like.
> I'd love to see if anyone has implemented a responsive design for faceted
> catalogue searching in particular.
> Bilal Khalid
> Senior Applications Programmer/Analyst
> Information Technology Services
> University of Toronto Libraries
> (416) 946-0211