Next-Generation Library Catalogs
Library Technology Reports
[July / August 2007]
Copyright (c) 2007 ALA Techsource
Abstract: In this issue of LTR, Breeding covers the terminology associated with the "next-generation" catalog situation as well as such areas as: federated searching and other features expected in the "next-generation" interfaces (such as faceted navigation, relevancy, the "did you mean?" feature, and RSS) Also in this issue of Library Technology Reports, Breeding reports on the next-generation interfaces including: AquaBrowser (from Medialab Solutions); Endeca’s search engine for library catalogs; Encore (from Innovative Interfaces); Primo (from Ex Libris); WorldCatLocal (from OCLC); Polaris (from Polaris Library Systems); open-source software-based interfaces Evergreen and Koha; as well as LibraryThing, the social-networking, personal library cataloging software.