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Linked Data: A Way Out of the Information Chaos and toward the Semantic Web
July 21, 2011

Michael A. Keller ( Michael.Keller@stanford.edu ) is University Librarian, Director of Academic Information Resources, Publisher of HighWire Press, and Publisher of the Stanford Univer…

(Meta)search Like Google
January 1, 2007

The time has come for libraries, too, to negotiate for rights to index full text. The time has come for libraries, too, to negotiate for rights to inde…

Metasearch Authentication and Access Management
January 1, 2006

"Metasearch – also called parallel search, federated search, broadcast search, and cross-database search – has become commonplace in the information community's vocabulary. …

Library Portals and What's Next
January 1, 2005

Is the library portal about to yield to the Next Big Thing? Is the library portal about to yield to the Next Big Thing? …

Federated Searching: Put It in Its Place
January 1, 2004

The author proposes a new relationship between federated search engines and the library catalog. The author proposes a new relationship between federat…

An Interview with Jeremy Frumkin
December 16, 2006

In this 18 minute recording, we'll hear from Oregon State's Gray Family Chair for Innovative Library Services, Jeremy Frumkin .  Listen in as he discusses federated search, open sourc…

An interview with NITLE's Bryan Alexander and Michael Richwalsky
April 19, 2006

In this 29 minute recording, I sit down with Bryan Alexander, Director of Research at the National Institute for Technology and Liberal Education and Michael Richwalsky, Web Administrator at …

Seems Seamless: Joining Library Borrowing Systems with Custom Programming
March 11, 2008 | A session at the NERCOMP Annual Conference 2008

Brown University Library's easyBorrow service is an example of local programming that stitches together multiple vendors' services, providing an apparently seamless interface for borrowin…

A Tale of Three (Federated) Searchers
January 18, 2007 | A session at the EDUCAUSE Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference 2007

Many libraries have begun integrating information services through a single federated searching interface. York College of Pennsylvania has wrestled with Sirsi's SingleSearch, TDnet's Sea…