MPAL subscribes to Classical Music Library, Jazz Music Library, and Smithsonian Global Sounds from Alexander Street Press. They have made improvements to Music Online, the cross-search platform (http://music.alexanderstreet.com) (and also to the native interfaces of each individual music collection).
Highlights of the improvements include:
* PLAY, DOWNLOAD, and ADD TO PLAYLIST icons are now filled-in blue by default. This change came from customer feedback that the gray icons were confusing and difficult to see.
* SEARCH RESULT RELEVANCY has been re-worked and improved, and relevancy is now back as the default search sort.
* SEARCH RESULTS return at the parent (album) level, with relevant child (track) results underneath.
* SEARCH TERMS ARE HIGHLIGHTED and relevant metadata is returned with search results to help understand your result.
* REFINE YOUR SEARCH USING FACETS on the right hand side of the page (as opposed to the top of the page).
* SEARCH STRING is displayed at the top of the search results page with the option to remove any field (trashcan icon) to broaden your original search.