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Implementing Web-Scale Discovery Services: A Practical Guide for Librarians

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Copyright (c) 2014 Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

Abstract: Web scale discovery tools index a vast number of resources in a wide variety formats and allow users to search for content in a physical collection, print and electronic journal collections, and other resources from a single search box. Search results are displayed in a manner similar to internet searches, in a relevance-ranked list with links to online content. Implementing Web-Scale Discovery Services: A Practical Guide for Librarians is a one-stop source for librarians seeking to evaluate, purchase, and implement a web-scale discovery service. The book breaks down each phase of the project into decision points and action plans which will help move the project forward in an orderly and focused manner. After reading this guide, librarians will be able to: .identify the system with the best content match for their library; .conduct informative product trials; .negotiate for the best pricing options; .and optimize customization of the selected systems to meet local needs. Implementing Web-Scale Discovery Services: A Practical Guide for Librarians guides librarians on configuring search boxes, integrating local content sources, and making full-text easily accessible. This text presents the information in check lists, decision trees, and quotes from early adopters, and includes information on how to customize these systems to meet each library s specific needs."


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Publication Year:2014
Type of Material:Book
Language English
Issue:2014
Page(s):174
Publisher:Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Place of Publication:London
Subject: Discovery Services
ISSN:0810891263
Record Number:19766
Last Update:2014-10-03 11:55:48
Date Created:2014-10-03 11:55:48