Web scale discovery & search

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

"Don't expect things to stay the same because nothing does." Critical mindset for ux design (and everything else) #alaac17 #ETSdesign

First look at Primo’s new user interface – Library User Experience Co.

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 …

AngularJS

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

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

UX Design

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 …

Johns Hopkins University

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 …

Learning

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VIDEO: 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 …

Time-lapse Photography

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 …

Usability

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 …

Project Management

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> …

Genealogy

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

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: S011 - Considering Collections as Servic...

The academic library is finally changing. Its focus must be on its services to its users and its collection(s) must be viewed as one of those …

University of South Carolina

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 …

New Zealand

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

Answer<p>The following article describes the steps to export an openURL from various resources:<p>Extracting an OpenURL from a classic Primo UI<p>Extracting …

Linux

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 …

Libraries