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Discover how records are displayed in OLIB.

Record Display

Although there are many different search windows, they all display the results of a search in the same way. When you execute a search, records are immediately displayed in the List View - a ‘hitlist’ of records. To obtain more information, click the link to display the ‘full details’ of the record.

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 When viewing the details of a record, return to the list view by clicking above on the previous link in the thread, e.g.

Title Search (4) > Titles Record

To browse through records in the details view use Next/Last, First/Previous.

Selecting Records

In the hitlist records can be selected in order to perform relevant actions - click the check box. In some circumstances, e.g. serial issues check-in, it is useful to select multiple records using Select All and Select Current Page.

Related Information

When displaying the details of a record such as a Title record, several fields show a link. It indicates that a ‘secondary search’ is available by clicking on the current value to follow the link to

  • obtain further information about this record. For example in Users if you click on the Location field this displays the Locations domain containing the related full location information.
  • obtain a list of other records containing the same value in this field. For example in a User Category record a secondary search on the Users field displays other Users in this Category.


Domains containing large amounts of information are divided into separate 'pages'.  For example, Main Details, Circulation History, Audit Trail. To move from one page to another click on a tab at the top of the page.


There may be more than one type of details display in a domain. Hover over Layouts on the top right, for example in the Users domain - Users and Users Standard Layout. Use Layouts to switch to an alternative layout that displays different fields for all records in that domain.