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MeL Minute: Updated MeLCat Search Widget

by Liz Breed on 2019-09-27T08:50:47-04:00 | Comments

Michigan eLibrary facivonDo you remember when Michigan had a MeLCat search widget that matched the MeL color scheme? Those days are back. We have an updated widget in two sizes with a modern, attractive look. What's more, you can have your choice of Classic MeLCat with keyword searching or the New (Encore) search. We know that having this option is important to you and your patrons.  

As always, is your one-stop shop for MeL support so both widget sizes are available on the site in the Library Staff section under MeLCat Search Boxes.  There you will find screen shots of the widgets and the code that you can pick up and drop into your own library or school site. The CSS is built in and the images reference back to so you don't need to upload any associated files to your own server, just add the code snippet to your page where you want it to appear; we've made it easy. 

Are you one of Michigan's 120+ Ploud libraries? We've got code customized for you. One of the widgets is perfectly sized for the Ploud portlets and you can find instructions and Ploud-specific code in the Ploud Help Desk. 


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