Category Archives: Software

Koran is now Qurʼan

The Holy KoranThis subject heading change might be tricky for some library software packages due to the diacritic.


For instance, my library software displays as: Qur[AE]an



WebDewey icons

Many of you will have noticed the inclusion of new icons to identify built numbers and manual notes.

Built numbers are represented by a puzzle piece icon.

Manual notes are represented by a book icon.

Both types of icons are included in search results.  For example, the search results for a search on 005.3 include the manual note 005.3 (identified with the book icon) and the built number 005.3742 (identified with the puzzle piece icon).  The puzzle piece icon also is used to identify built numbers in browse results.  On the individual record display screen, the Manual icon appears next to the number and caption for the Manual note (for example, look at the Manual note for 005.3).   In hierarchical displays for built numbers, the puzzle piece icon can appear anywhere in the hierarchical display for the number.  For example, display the record for 338.47004 Computer industry.  In the hierarchical display, the built number icon appears next to 338.47004, and also next to two built numbers in the downward hierarchy, 338.4700411 and 338.470046.  (If you don’t see the icons associated with the aforementioned examples, it may be because relevant information has been cached in your browser.  If you want to see the icons immediately and do not want to wait until the cache is refreshed, you can press <ctrl> + <F5> inside a WebDewey screen associated with one of the examples, which will cause your browser to reload the cached information.)

This information was copied from The DeweyBlog, a great resource for those who use WebDewey.

Addicted to the wheel?

I am.  I didn’t realize how addicted I was until a software change in our cataloguing department prevented me from scrolling within that software.

If you are frustrated with being unable to ‘scroll’ within some software packages, then download this neat little utility recommended to us by one of our IT guys:


A free mouse wheel enhancement for Windows © 2002 by Eduard Hiti.

The prime purpose of the KatMouse utility is to enhance the functionality of mice with a scroll wheel, offering ‘universal’ scrolling: moving the mouse wheel will scroll the window directly beneath the mouse cursor. This is a major increase in the usefullness of the mouse wheel.