Matthew Reidsma

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Show similar results in failed non-keyword search

I made another small tweak to the “No results” page in the catalog. The first option in the suggested next steps bullet list is “Show similar items.” This is an anchor link that will drop you down the page to the results list that was pushed below the blue “No results” box. Bob Schoofs suggested this, and hopefully this will help balance the need for folks to realize that their exact result wasn’t found while still giving some context for similar titles/authors nearby.

Screenshot of new not found dialog

Let me know if you have any questions or concerns, and thanks to Bob for the good suggestion!