Friday, November 03, 2006

Central Search -- test installation is live!

Our new federated search system, Central Search, has been successfully installed by Serials Solutions. The site can be accessed here. (Please note that the URL can only be accessed by PCs within the library.) This site represents the "advanced search" interface for federated searching, which allows for narrowing searches to particular subjects or databases, and presents search results in "clusters." Basic federated search will ultimately be available through the EPS OPAC search box.

This is a work-in-progress, as Serials Solutions is still building connections to a number of our licensed databases.

The Federated Search / Link Resolver Subteam of the EPS Implementation Team will be reviewing the site over the next couple of weeks, but all interested staff are welcome to give it a test drive and submit feedback to Alan Stewart. (Please do not share the URL with library customers at this time.)

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