Web scale discovery & search

By Aaron Tay | Covers web scale discovery services as well as related issues like OPACs, Library management systems etc

New UK-wide service will transform library collaboration: The National Bibliographic Knowledgebase

<b>SHEFFIELD, UK 2 February 2017</b>—As part of delivering on the vision of a UK national digital library, Jisc and OCLC announce a partnership to build a …

British Library

Creating a Conversational Library Search Experience – Designing Better Libraries

When people encounter a library search system as a novice or relatively inexperienced library user, say the online catalog or a database selection …

Chatbots

Does It Make a Sound: Are Open Access Monographs Discoverable in Library Catalogs?

Does It Make a Sound: Are Open Access Monographs Discoverable in Library Catalogs?<p>Abstract<p>abstract:<p>This article describes an exploratory study …

Should publishers work with library discovery technologies and what can they do?

• Working with library discovery services can improve end user experience, increase usage, and help sales.<br>• Methodologies developed for working with …

Optimizing the discovery experience through dialogue – a community approach

This is a fantastic opportunity to listen to an expert speaker, with the added benefit of no travelling required! You will also receive a link to a …

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Time-Lapse Google Maps Show How The World Is Changing

Google Earth's time lapse videos of earth's landscape could make you think about the great baseball player Yogi Berra.<p>"I thought about one of the quotes attributed to Yogi Berra," says Marc Levy, a political scientist at Columbia University's Earth Institute who specializes in issues of global …

Getting full-text links from EDS API

The way full-text links are revealed (or at least, um, “signalled”) in the EBSCO EDS API is… umm… both various and kind of baroque.<p>I paste below a …

Designing a Link Resolver | U

Our link resolver at the University of Michigan Library is branded as MGet It. Its purpose is to provide a pathway to online articles and other …

FOLIO, acronym for “Future Of Libraries Is Open”? I’d suggest: “Fantasy Of Librarians Inflamed by Organizations”

<b>Introduction</b> <br>There is a feature of librarian groupthink that is both a great asset and a tremendous liability to the profession. The asset is that …

How We Fixed Google Scholar

Google Scholar is an amazing search tool. Until it breaks.<p>Google harvested an incredible amount of article metadata & abstracts to power Scholar, and …

Preference vs. Authority: A Comparison of Student Searching in a Subject-Specific Indexing and Abstracting Database and a Customized Discovery Layer (Preprint)

The following article (preprint) was recently accepted for publication in the September 2017 issue of C&RL.<p><b>Title</b><p><b>Authors</b><p>Sarah P.C. Dahlen <i><br>California</i> …

Building a Google Scholar search form with links to full text

Google Scholar provides options to associate your account with a library’s access to full text articles. After a user sets the option, every search …

From the Developer’s Toolbox: Highlights from the Ex Libris Developer Network

Code4Lib Journal: Consortial-Based Customizations for New Primo UI

Users interested in customizing their Primo installation are required to configure specific settings, files, and code during the View setup process. …

JavaScript

FOLIO Roadmap

<b>Event</b>: FOLIO Roadmap <b><br>Time</b>: Wednesday, November 16, 2016 at 11:00AM EST / 1600 GMT <b><br>Download Recording Here</b><p>FOLIO is on a fast development track with the …

Product Management

Unprecedented leveraging of ILS/LSP resources with libraries' websites

(November 17, 2016). Biblionix announced unprecedented integration opportunities for all customers' websites. These opportunities for the Apollo …

Web Design

ER&L 2017: It's Personal! One-size Discovery Does N...

Director, Acquisitions & E-Resource Licensing Services, Cornell University<p>Ask me about Battledecks@ER&L!<p>Director of Product Management - Discovery …

The Discovery and Access Landscape: NISO – Where the Community Comes Together

Open Source ILS: Much Bigger Than You Think

By guest blogger Chris Cormack of Catalyst IT.<p>Time and time again I bump into the misconception that free and Open Source ILS like Koha and Evergreen …

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Making Content Neutrality a Key Factor: 12 Questions to Ask Your Discovery Vendor

How to extract OpenURL from a Primo Central, Alma and other sources

3. The OpenURL is now in your clipboard. <br>4. The OpenURL includes a base URL of the institution and the relevant meta-data of the title in question. …

The Repos are here—FOLIO source code repositories released

(September 27, 2016). The first FOLIO code is now available. FOLIO, which stands for the Future of Libraries is Open, is a community project to …

Open Source

Horizon release adds refined Features for improved efficiency and efficacy

(September 26, 2016). SirsiDynix announced the release of Horizon 7.5.4. The latest Horizon update provides new, powerful capabilities to a …

Innovation