• Federated Searching Giving users what they want Michelle Costello, Justina Elmore, Bonnie Swoger & Tom Ottaviano Milne Library, SUNY Geneseo LiSUG: Brewing Up Solutions October 10, 2008
  • Federated Search Process Time Line
  • Federated Searching What to expect The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
  • Selecting Databases Limit of 50 databases. Additional databases cost more. Some databases will have multiple options in the selection console, even within the same vendor. Testing is required to determine which version of a database to use. Ultimately, tickets can be sent to WebFeat for databases that do not work. Most tickets are handled promptly and efficiently, some take a while. We have one that has gone unresolved for well over a month.
  • Subject….ifying databases After selecting databases you’ll want to determine how users will search them. Adding them to different subject categories makes this much more manageable, particularly for users who do not know what a specific database searches.
  • Consistency Issues? Jstor example Sage Journals Example
  • Inconveniences – The Ugly Print Results page example E-mail results page example The Print Results and E-mail results page are essentially the same. Note how there is no database listed in the Print Results page, and no link provided in the E-mail results page.
  • Adjusting the look and feel - Basic Add a logo Customize colors
  • Adjusting the look and feel - Advanced Adding custom headers and footers Importing external style sheets .oulinkbuttonout { font-size: 10pt; font-family: Times, serif; color: #fff; background- color: #333366; border: 2px #ccc outset; padding: 2px 2px; margin-right: 3px; margin-left: 0px; cursor: hand; }
  • Promotion Usability Instruction
  • http://federatedsearchprocess.pbwiki.com For additional information: To view this presentation again: http://docs.google.com/Presentation?id=dhdkgwm9_868ctg42m6r or http://tinyurl.com/4vn4at
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Federated Searching: Giving Users What They Want

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During the 2008 Spring and Summer sessions,
SUNY Geneseo’s Milne Library explored,
purchased, and implemented federated searching
to provide its students with the ability to
simultaneously search library catalogs and article
databases. MultiSearch, launched this Fall,
utilizes the WebFeat federated search product.
Join us to discuss our process of product
evaluation, selection, implementation, promotion,
and integration into library instruction.
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  • Federated Searching Giving users what they want Michelle Costello, Justina Elmore, Bonnie Swoger & Tom Ottaviano Milne Library, SUNY Geneseo LiSUG: Brewing Up Solutions October 10, 2008
  • Federated Search Process Time Line
  • Federated Searching What to expect The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
  • Selecting Databases Limit of 50 databases. Additional databases cost more. Some databases will have multiple options in the selection console, even within the same vendor. Testing is required to determine which version of a database to use. Ultimately, tickets can be sent to WebFeat for databases that do not work. Most tickets are handled promptly and efficiently, some take a while. We have one that has gone unresolved for well over a month.
  • Subject….ifying databases After selecting databases you’ll want to determine how users will search them. Adding them to different subject categories makes this much more manageable, particularly for users who do not know what a specific database searches.
  • Consistency Issues? Jstor example Sage Journals Example
  • Inconveniences – The Ugly Print Results page example E-mail results page example The Print Results and E-mail results page are essentially the same. Note how there is no database listed in the Print Results page, and no link provided in the E-mail results page.
  • Adjusting the look and feel - Basic Add a logo Customize colors
  • Adjusting the look and feel - Advanced Adding custom headers and footers Importing external style sheets .oulinkbuttonout { font-size: 10pt; font-family: Times, serif; color: #fff; background- color: #333366; border: 2px #ccc outset; padding: 2px 2px; margin-right: 3px; margin-left: 0px; cursor: hand; }
  • Promotion Usability Instruction
  • http://federatedsearchprocess.pbwiki.com For additional information: To view this presentation again: http://docs.google.com/Presentation?id=dhdkgwm9_868ctg42m6r or http://tinyurl.com/4vn4at
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