Homophones vs. Discovery Tools

I’m on the reference desk and a very soft-spoke student asked for a book called Yvain the Knight of the Lion, but being a dork Star Wars nerd I typed in Yavin Night of the Lion and couldn’t find it. I even looked it up at the Brooklyn Public Library and didn’t find anything and told them we didn’t have the book.

Requests at the desk became less busy, so I conducted a Google Search which asked if I meant Yvain the Knight of the Lion. We did have a copy of the book AND an eBook version as well. Once I found it, I tried to track down that student but couldn’t find them. I hope they come back to the library so they can find that book.

I’m also wondering why PRIMO, our search discovery tool didn’t ask if I meant knight vs. night…

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