January 25, 2021

Preprint: Article: "How Users Search the Library From a Single Search Box"

Title: “How Users Search the Library From a Single Search Box” Authors: Cory Lown, Tito Sierra, and Josh Boyer Affiliation: North Carolina St. University (All Authors) Source: College and Research Libraries Abstract Academic libraries are turning increasingly to unified search solutions to simplify search and discovery of library resources. Unfortunately, very little research has been […]

Gov Docs: Enhancements Made to GPO's MetaLib Federated Search Resource

From the Federal Depository Library Program Web Site: As part of the U.S. Government Printing Office’s (GPO) ongoing efforts to expand the Federal database collection in MetaLib, users can now simultaneously search the Federal Digital System (FDsys) and the Catalog of U.S. Government Publications (CGP) through a single search box in MetaLib via the new […]

New Report from OCLC Research: "Single Search: The Quest for the Holy Grail"

Note: Terms like one-search, metasearch, federated search, central index,  harvesting, central index, central repository, and many other terms are all part of the single search world in one way or another. The report discusses a number of issues including: Institutional and Technical Considerations Metadata Considerations Access Considerations Direct to Report: Single Search: The Quest for […]

New Federated Search Tool Provides Access to Records From the Online Catalogues of Ten UK Film Archives

From a British Universities Film & Video Council Blog Post: The data from some of the major national and regional film archives in the UK can now be searched through an integrated engine currently in beta test phase under the name Your Film Archives. Funded by DCMS, it includes content from Amber Films, BFI National […]