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Continuing the Quest for the Quick Search Holy Grail: Oregon State University Libraries' Federated Search Implementation

TitleContinuing the Quest for the Quick Search Holy Grail: Oregon State University Libraries' Federated Search Implementation
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2007
AuthorsBoock, M, Nichols, J, Kristick, L
JournalInternet Reference Services Quarterly
Volume11
Pagination139–153
Type of ArticleArticle
ISSN1087-5301
KeywordsFederated search, MetaFind, Metasearch
AbstractThis article describes the selection, implementation, configuration, and assessment of a proprietary federated search product. The decisions made and processes used to facilitate the implementation are outlined. Users' perception of the product based on a usability study and survey responses are presented. Also described are unique and innovative implementations of the software within Oregon State University libraries and the application of this experience to the creation of a homegrown open source federated search tool. {ABSTRACT} {FROM} {AUTHOR} Copyright of Internet Reference Services Quarterly is the property of Haworth Press and its content may not be copied or emailed to multiple sites or posted to a listserv without the copyright holder's express written permission. However, users may print, download, or email articles for individual use. This abstract may be abridged. No warranty is given about the accuracy of the copy. Users should refer to the original published version of the material for the full abstract. (Copyright applies to all Abstracts)
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