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Improvements to Music Online

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.

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