Frank Cervone, Assistant University Librarian, Northwestern University
Our users don?t know what DB the results came from, journal title is important?they just want the info.
What can you link to:
What is federated searching?
?Squishy at this point?
Metasearch: searches that use metadata to make decisions
Megasearch: Dogpile, AlltheWeb, etc.
Can be combined into a superset of federated searching
Why is this so complicated? Not all protocols are supported by vendors: Z39.50
Tips for implementation:
Gather provider info
Gather holdings info
Input the two (lightweight cataloging of the resources)
Configure the connection information
It’s always good to check in with these….
Top Tech Trends January 2004
I like the listing by conference because you can see what’s hot (“…that RFID is so HOT rioght now…”) and what’s not (“…virtual reference is dead…”) (which I’m still trying to figure out.)
Here’s a hoot of a term courtesy of the new WIRED, which was in my mailbox this afternoon:
A cluster of nonsecure (“naked”) wireless networks.
UPDATE: this is one of my most hot posts! I wonder why…:-)
After a huge crash of my iBlog software that left me stranded blogless at Computers in Libraries, Tame the Web is back — running on Movable Type thanks to the hard work of Aaron and Blake! It is now housed at the TTW domain as well!
The old Tame the Web content is here!
UPDATE: Still some DNS stuff to work out… please keep checking in and be sure to update links or feeds. I home with a cold/ear thing today… more to come.
Wow… this intrigues me… music and coffee (tea)… I’m in as soon as I can get to a Starbucks that has this service to try it out. Libraries… are you listening? Coffee… yes! Digital tunes burned on CD…yes!
I am home with a cold-like thing but I wanted to get these up and out for everyone…
What a GREAT conference…
Computers in Libraries 2004 Gallery
(and to Steven, be well…enjoy some rest. Peace.)
I was tickled to meet Mr. Greg Schwartz. I had followed his blog since I discovered it and always found it fascinating.
Here, he congrunts with the best of em!
Bob and I went out to CIL to present in the Learning Track on motivating and celebrating staff with technology. We wanted to show off the work we did on RAY OF LIGHT the SJCPL staff day video. I blogged about it here. ROL is a fast motion day in the life of our library system which illustrates how EVERYONE plays a role in the library’s mission!
The presentation was a success and the audience seemed to really like the video! There were some whoops and hollars! Then we did questions and of course the discussion turned to copyright. Yes, we used ROL by Madonna with no clearance but it was as much fair use as it could be: not sold, distributed, or copied.
I told them we tried last year to reach out to Madonna’s people and never got anywhere. I think this is a great idea for libraries to internally and externally market themselves — hey Madonna… can you give me a minute of your time to chat about it?
I really enjoy this hotel! This week at CIL was most enjoyable: a nice view, clean room every afternoon, good products, fast access ($), and a quick trip downstairs to the conference.
Aaron, however, scored a 10th floor Tower Room, including free access to a lounge with complimentary soft drinks, flat TVS, FREE WiFI, and snacks… Sweet…
I’m on my way… but I have to finish up a presentation I’m doing for Prof. Bill Crowley’s class at Dominican on Wednesday!