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Library Discovery Services: From the Ground to the Cloud

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Copyright (c) 2011 Neal-Schuman

Abstract: In recent years libraries have turned to a new generation of interfaces more in tune with the expectations of today's users shaped by their experiences of the current Web. Against the context of incredibly powerful search tools, intuitive navigation, socially engaging, and visually appealing virtual destinations on the Web, the incumbent generation of online catalogs falls short in the way that they present the collections and services of the library. The last five years have seen a continual advancement of new products, both proprietary and open source, working toward ever more modern user-friendly features and broader scope of search. These new discovery services have become increasingly expansive and virtual, tapping ever more deeply into the concepts and technologies of cloud computing.


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Publication Year:2011
Type of Material:Chapter
Language English
Published in: Getting Started with Cloud Computing: A LITA Guide
Issue:2011
Publisher:Neal-Schuman
Place of Publication:New York, NY
Notes:Chapter in Getting Started with Cloud Computing: A LITA Guide Edited by Edward M. Corrado and Heather Lea Moulaison
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ISSN:978-1-55570-749
Record Number:16150
Last Update:2012-12-29 14:06:47
Date Created:2011-10-08 10:42:07