Library Technology Reports

Articles from Vol. 47, No. 1, January

Differentiators and a Final Note
Abstract The previous chapters introduced web scale discovery and profiled a majority of the key players engaged in this space as relates to the library environment. While similarities abound, differentiators are present as well. This chapter highlights...
Ebsco Discovery Services
Abstract Ebsco Discovery Services (EDS) represents the first of the trio of web scale discovery services debuting in 2010. Built off the established EBSCOhost platform, EDS extends the platform into the web scale discovery space through a preharvested,...
Ex Libris Primo Central
Abstract Publicly released in mid-2010, Primo Central extends the Primo next generation discovery layer, released by Ex Libris several years earlier. This chapter provides a brief history, overview, and a few insights into the future development...
OCLC WorldCat Local
Abstract Debuting at the end of 2007, WorldCat Local represents the first to market web scale discovery service as defined in this report, and presently enjoys the largest install base of any web scale discovery service profiled in this report....
Questions to Consider
Abstract For numerous reasons, libraries contemplating the purchase of a web scale discovery service should very carefully complete their homework. The following set of questions can serve as a primer for those engaging in their own evaluations...
Serials Solutions Summon
Abstract With a general release in mid-2009, Serials Solutions Summon is another early contender in the Web scale discovery space for libraries. Serials Solutions Summon was built from the ground up as a library Web scale discovery service. This...
Web Scale Discovery: What and Why?
Abstract Web scale discovery services for the library environment have the capacity to more easily connect researchers with the library's vast information repository. This includes locally held and hosted content such as physical holdings, digital...
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