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(Library Juice Press, 2018-03-01)
Usability Testing of VuFind at an Academic Library
The purpose of this paper is to present the findings of an academic library's implementation of a discovery layer (VuFind 1.0 RC1) as a next-generation catalogue, based on usability testing and an online survey.
Libraries and Archives Augmenting the World
(ALA TechSource, 2014-05)
One Big Library
As Wendy Newman says, it looks like there are many different kinds of libraries (public, academic, school, national, medical, special) but really there's just One Big Library with branches all over the world. We cover the ...
Behind the Scenes at a Search Engine
An introduction to how search engines work and how they decide what to show on their results pages. Power Point slides for a talk given in York University Libraries' Research Frontiers series.
SPLURGE: Scholars Portal Library Usage-Based Recommendation Generation Engine
We will outline the birth and delivery of SPLURGE (Scholars Portal Library Usage-based Recommendation Generation Engine). SPLURGE came about as an idea to build up a book title recommendation service by pooling circulation ...
FRBR and the History of Cataloging
(Libraries Unlimited, 2007-11-30)
An explanation of where FRBR (Functional Requirements for Bibliographic Records) comes from, given by a look at the work of librarians such as Panizzi, Cutter, Ranganathan, and Lubetzky, and an examination of four themes ...
After Launching Search and Discovery, Who Is Mission Control?
Reference librarians are whiny and demanding. Systems librarians are arrogant and rude. Users are clueless and uninformed. A new discovery layer means that they need to collaborate to build it and then — the next ...
What We Talk About When We Talk About FRBR
When vendors talk about FRBRization they usually mean grouping manifestations into works. When we talk about FRBR, we mean something far richer and rewarding. What FRBRization algorithms are available and in use now, how ...