FirstSearch users can be sure their work is uninterrupted now that a session timeout alert feature is available in the user search interface of the OCLC FirstSearch service.

A counter labeled “Session timeout” that shows the time remaining in the current search session displays in the lower left corner of the screen during FirstSearch sessions. When the timeout limit approaches, the message “Your FirstSearch session will soon end” appears in a pop-up window. The user can then click the button in the window labeled “Extend my time” to restart the counter and extend the search session.

Last revised: 24 July 2003