Libraryfind – reminder

Submitted by Mike Lynch

Just a friendly reminder to please help us test our implementation of Libraryfind.  As mentioned in a post on August 30th, we are experimenting with this open source application which allows search across multiple resources.

It’s not ready for public consumption just yet, but we are making it available for testing by LIS staff.   You’ll see five choices: Digital & Print Undergraduate Theses, Images & Multimedia, Middlebury College Abernethy Collections, Library Catalogs and TEST Collection Group.   The first choice searches all of the NITLE Dspace thesis collections, as well as the Special Collections thesis database on Concerto.  The second searches 12 different collections, some in ContentDM and some in Concerto.  The third searches the Abernethy Collections on ContentDM.  Library Catalogs currently searches Midcat only.  We are testing various journal indexes in the TEST Collection Group, although currently none of those work.

Barbara is trying to identify and fix these problems, and Bryan Carson is working on making the interface more Middlebury blue.

One thought on “Libraryfind – reminder

  1. Joe Toth

    Mike,

    I’ve run a bunch of searches (i.e. emerson boston) fast and accurate. I know there aren’t a lot of resources on the back end, but results are right on point. Of course, I’d love to be able to click through to the article, but that’s to come, I hope. When Barbara does get a database or two to work, it’d be instructive to have a group test session in 105, so we all see the features in action.

    -Joe

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