Web scale discovery & search

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

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 …

Librarianship

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.<p><b>Title</b><p><b>Authors</b><p>Sarah P.C. Dahlen <i><br>California</i> …

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 a user sets the option, every search …

Google

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

Tweet<p>In this edition of <i>From the Developer’s Toolbox</i>, we are pleased to highlight the University of Western Australia’s idea for working more …

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. …

Software Engineering

FOLIO Roadmap

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

Unprecedented leveraging of ILS/LSP resources with libraries’ websites

Austin, Texas – November 16, 2015 – Biblionix, the award winning and leading provider of automation solely for public libraries, today announced …

Libraries

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 …

University of Michigan

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

Tweet<p><i>Christine Stohn, Product Manager Discovery & Delivery, Ex Libris</i><p>I recently had the opportunity together with Pascal Calarco, University …

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

Tweet<p>Many top tier research institutions are engaged in one or more projects to build their own discovery interfaces. As these libraries move to …

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

Tweet<p><i>Eddie Neuwirth,</i> <i>Director of Product Management - Discovery Services, Ex Libris</i><p>Every library is unique in some way, so it is logical that …

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

5. Click on “Copy Link Address” (In Internet Explorer: “Copy Shortcut”).<br>6. The OpenURL includes a base URL of the institution and the relevant …

The Repos are here—FOLIO source code repositories released

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

Horizon release adds refined Features for improved efficiency and efficacy

September 26, 2016, LEHI, UT—SirsiDynix is pleased to announce the release of Horizon 7.5.4. The latest Horizon update provides new, powerful …

Free Software in Libraries, success stories and their impact on the library today

Today I was privileged to present to the 6th International Congress of Technological Innovation, Innovatics 2016, organized by Duoc UC Libraries, …

Open Source

Linked Data Collaboration Program Update

Linked Data

Trello's Power-Ups Are Now Available to Free Users

Earlier this year, Trello introduced premium third-party integrations called power-ups with the likes of GitHub, Slack, Evernote, and more. Today, …

Cool Stuff

IGeLU/ELUNA Show & Tell: Enhancing Library Discovery with Linked Open Data [Video]

Open Data

Enhancing Library Discovery with Linked Open Data

Steve Meyer will present on the work at UW-Madison to enhance the library catalog with info cards for the authors of bibliographic works. This …