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About the keyword index

Discover an introduction to the Main Word Index and the indexed fields in OLIB.

►System Administration> Keyword Indexes

This is the Main Word Index used in the Titles domain and in the OPAC, where the Keyword search searches several fields in the bibliographic record. There is no configuration necessary for this unless you want to change the default installation. The advantages of this approach are:

  • Allows wide range of searching, e.g. Proximity and Phrase Searching
  • Allows choice of fields for indexing to be selected to suit local requirements
  • Provides real time indexing of new Title records
  • Updates the index automatically when items are deleted or modified

The index is maintained by a background task in the database on a regular basis for new, deleted and amended records. It updates the index accordingly.

Keyword indexed fields

This table shows the bibliographic fields that are set up for indexing in a new or upgraded installation.

Domain Default Fields Details
Classes None  
Copies None  
Names Subordinate Unit Subordinate body part of Corporate Author names
  Surname Author surname: note that for Corporate Authors this includes the initial element of the author name.
Objects Object title, locator  Title and Locator fields from the main Title’s file attachments.
Series Series title Series title
Subjects Subject long description Subject heading
Suppliers/Publishers None  
Title Control Numbers Title control number Title control number
Title ISNs ISN ISBN and ISSN. OLIB performs ISBN and EAN 10/13 conversion and this is included in the Keyword Index.
Title Notes Note It is not possible to restrict the indexing to specific note types – if this field is indexed it is for all note types.
Title Titles Title (Alternative title) The alternative title
Titles Abstract Abstract
  Subtitle Subtitle
  Title Title

The Main Word Index is effectively being Keyword Index 1. Additional optional keyword indexes are available  for those institutions that require them.