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Thursday, January 11

  1. page Vertical Search edited Discovery --- Vertical Search There is For more information about discovery services inclu…

    Discovery --- Vertical Search
    There is

    For
    more information about discovery services including useful links and resources on SCONUL'sdiscovery service see the 'Discovery' page of Higher Education Library Technology (HELibTech) wiki
    Discovery/Vertical Search

    Discovery Services
    Specification
    Requirements
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    a library Discovery/Vertical Search product.(OnlineDiscovery product.(Online editable version
    Introduction
    Vertical search is a relatively new tier in the Internet search industry
    consisting of search engines that focus on specific
    businesses or domains (e.g. libraries). The number of these search engines being introduced has greatly increased in recent years so it’s not surprising that the library vendors are adopting this approach. In
    In the library
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    is widely adopted for these systems.adopted. Their key
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    different from Metasearchfederated products (such
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    metasearch approach.
    Discovery/vertical
    However federated search remains valid as some key resources will not be found in central indexes. For example some key law resources are not indexed. For example Solcara (from Thomson Reuters is a federated search system that searches across law resources, some of which are not available through central index based discovery services
    Discovery
    products-
    Primo (Ex Libris)(ProQuest/ExLibris)
    Encore (Innovative Interfaces)
    Summon (Serials Solutions)
    AquaBrowser (Serials Solutions)
    (ProQuest/ExLibris)
    Ebsco Discovery Service -EDS (EBSCO)
    VuFind (open source - developed & maintained by Villanova University in the USA)
    Blacklight (open source-The University of Virginia Library and Stanford University Library are the primary development partners)
    Google Scholar (Google)
    WorldCat LocalDiscovery (OCLC)
    To link the user from the search results through to a journal article the vertical search system may provide a direct URL, or may rely on the institution's own OpenURL resolver. Sometimes an OpenURL resolver is included with the vertical search product.
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    with Discovery servicesservices.
    A key
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    accessible via metasearch,federated , which may
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    cause problems.
    A good summary of

    For more information on discovery service see
    the market and issues is provided in 'The Next Generation'Discovery' page of Discovery. The stage is set for a simpler search for users, but choosing a product is much more complex.' By Judy Luther & Maureen C. KellyHigher Education Library Journal. 15th March 2011. Short extract below......
    'A casual Google search may well be good enough for a daily task. But if you are a college student conducting his or her first search for peer-reviewed content, or an established scholar taking up a new line of inquiry, then the stakes are a lot higher. The challenge for academic libraries, caught in the seismic shift from print to electronic resources, is to offer an experience that has the simplicity of Google—which users expect—while searching the library’s rich digital and print collections—which users need. Increasingly, they are turning to a new generation of search tools, called discovery, for help'
    Implementing a solution
    Implementation and evaluation issues are usefully discussed in 'Simplifying resource discovery and access in academic libraries: implementing and evaluating Summon at Huddersfield and Northumbria Universities.By June Thoburn, Annette Coates and Graham Stone. [JISC] Project Report.2010
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Friday, July 28

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    1. Library systems for public libraries: A new approach to requirements
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    on 18th JuneJune2015 (10.30 to
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    requirement .The UKCSUK Core Specification (UKCS) requirements no
    A simplified view of public library technology requirements {simplified_view_public_library_technology_requirements_jan2016.pdf} .(Revised January 2016)
    Meeting notes28 August 2015
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Friday, April 28

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Wednesday, April 5

  1. page Public Library Requirements edited ... A meeting was convened at CILIP on 18th June (10.30 to 12.30 ) to look at potential ways forwa…
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    A meeting was convened at CILIP on 18th June (10.30 to 12.30 ) to look at potential ways forward regarding a library system requirement .The UKCS requirements no longer meet the needs of public libraries or reflect the changes in the offerings from library system vendors. The initiative focussed on the needs of *public* libraries at this stage. (a more up to date specification for academic libraries is already available.)
    A simplified view of public library technology requirements {simplified_view_public_library_technology_requirements_jan2016.pdf} .(Revised January 2016)
    It looks like we might be able to get some help from an intern to help with do some of the work to expand this into a more fleshed out requirements doc
    Meeting notes28 August 2015
    Agenda
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Wednesday, March 15

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    Open, free to use content
    Content is free to re-use. Most content (e.g. the Library Services Platform Specification (below) is licensed under a Creative Commons CC-0 license
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    modify, distribute and perform.. the work,
    Open to all
    Please feel free to sign up to this wiki and make changes. You can also use the 'Discussion' tab at the top of each page to make comments about things in general or specific system requirements.If you have a specification that you'd be happy to share please get in touch with Ken ( ken@kenchadconsulting.com ) and we'll see how we can make the information available.
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    Open specifications for library systemsLibTechRFP is a free community resource open to all
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    open dialogue amongstamong all interested
    Open, free to use content
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    Most content (e..g(e.g. the Unified Library Services
    "You can copy, modify, distribute and perform the work, even for commercial purposes, all without asking permission." This does not apply of course to *external* content which is accessed by (URL) links and which will have it own specific licensing regime associated with it.
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Friday, January 27

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Thursday, August 4

  1. page Library Services Platform edited Go to the specification to view/edit the specification online or download the specification as …

    Go to the specification to view/edit the specification online or download the specification as as WORD document
    Library Services PlatformsAlternative specification {University_of_Edinburgh_LMP_detailed_requirements.xlsx}
    (in Excel format) from Edinburgh University
    From the README section of the document
    "Library Management Platform Requirements Specification
    This document lists a set of detailed requirements that a library may wish to consider when procuring a new Library Management System / Library Management Platform.
    This document
    is becominglicenced with a Creative Commons By-Attribution (CC-BY) licence. You are free to use this document for your own purposes, however the University of Edinburgh cannot be held responsible for use of the document, or for any errors contained.
    Edinburgh University Library, 2014; System related questions may be addressed to Stuart Lewis (stuart.lewis@ed.ac.uk) or Laura Shanahan"
    Library Services Platform has
    the accepted
    Features, target customer types and functionality {Library_Services Platforms_Comparison_Carl_Grant_NISOAutumn2012.pdf}
    Carl Grant summarised (autumn 2012) the features (e.g., cloud multi-tenant) customer types targeted (public, academic, special National, Consortia) and functionality (e.g. FRBR, mobile support) of the current raft of library services platforms If you want to read the full article by Carl Grant then you'll find a link on the 'Next generation library systems' page of Higher Education Library Technology HELibTech)
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