Implementing Web-Scale Discovery Services: A Practical Guide for Librarians
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:
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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Chapter 3 Making the Best Content Match for Your Library
Chapter 4 Evaluating the Discovery Layer
Chapter 5 Other Important WebScale Discovery Service Features and Functions
Chapter 6 Selecting and Purchasing a WebScale Discovery Service
Chapter 7 Configuring System Content Integration and Customization for Local Needs
Chapter 8 Configuring and Branding the Discovery Layer
Chapter 9 Introducing the Service to Users
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