Web scale discovery & search

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

First look at Primo's new user interface

Ex Libris recently did a complete overhaul of the user interface for their Primo discovery layer. They did a great job and developed a UI that is …

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 …

Libraries

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 …

Automation

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 …

Open Access

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

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

Optimizing the discovery experience through dialogue – a community approach

Register for the recording:<p>This webinar has now passed. You may still register for the recording of the webinar by visiting the GoToWebinar site.<p>Q&A …

Webinars

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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 …

Google

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.I paste below a …

Web Development

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 …

UI Design

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 …

Libraries

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 …

Google

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.<b>Title</b>Preference vs. Authority: A …

Databases

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 you set the option, every search …

Google

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 …

Libraries

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: S046 - It's Personal! One-size Discovery...

I am the Head of a new department in Duke University Libraries' Technical Services division, Metadata & Discovery Strategy.

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 …

Join the Open Source Discovery Layers Initiative

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. …

Metadata

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 …

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