Federated Searching: Solution or Setback?

Title

Federated Searching: Solution or Setback?

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Description

Understand federated searching implementation better—and what works best in your library Federated Search: Solution or Setback for Online Library Services is a comprehensive guide to choosing, implementing, testing, teaching, and marketing federated search products in libraries. Experts in the field and librarians across the United States provide firsthand information on using federated search engines in different types of libraries (small, academic, and consortia), integrating search engines into library Web sites, homegrown upgrades, bidding on a product, other uses for software, and the future of federated searching. Federated Search: Solution or Setback for Online Library Services explains what factors come into play when choosing which federated search engine is appropriate for a library. This helpful resource discusses how to go out to bid for a product and provides a variety of case examples that illustrate implementation in libraries of different sizes. The book also includes information of what happened once federated search was implemented on various campuses, such as usability studies, teaching issues, getting buy-on from librarians, and marketing to students. -- Provided by publisher

Keywords

Federated searching; Internet in library reference services; Library Web sites;

Document Type

Book

ISBN

9780789036605

Publication Date

2007

Publisher

Haworth Information Press

City

Binghamton, NY

Department

Rod Library

Object Description

453 pages : ill. ; 23 cm

Language

EN

Federated Searching: Solution or Setback?

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