Sorry, but, "me too!"
On Tue, 21 Apr 2009, Mike Taylor wrote:
> I, and most of the people I've worked with, have been using the terms
> "metasearch", "federated search", "broadcast search" and "distributed
> search" synonymously for years. Have they now settled down into
> having distinct meanings? If anyone could summarise, I'd be grateful.
> _/|_ ___________________________________________________________________
> /o ) \/ Mike Taylor <[log in to unmask]> http://www.miketaylor.org.uk
> )_v__/\ "Sorry if my English didn't good enough to well explain my idea"
> -- Ronachai Pratanaphon.
> Yitzchak Schaffer writes:
> > Andrew Nagy wrote:
> > > Summon is really more than an NGC as we are selling it as a service - a
> > > unified discovery service. This means that it is a single repository of the
> > > library's content ( subscription content, catalog records, IR data, etc.).
> > > Federated search is not apart of Summon
> > Well, if we understand "federated" to mean "bringing stuff together by
> > searching all of it at once," then it is, as opposed to "broadcast
> > searching," a term you used later in this sentence. As in, "Origin:
> > 1665?75; < L foeder?tus leagued together, allied, equiv. to foeder-
> > (nom. s. foedus) league" from
> > http://dictionary.reference.com/search?q=federated
> > It is, though, a great *breakthrough* in the area of federated search,
> > which is why we ordered an onsite demo immediately on hearing about this
> > product.
> > But I don't think I was clear with my question in any case; it occurs to
> > me now that my true question wasn't code-related, but seeing Summon on
> > the conf agenda prompted me to bring it up here. Namely: has anyone
> > investigated whether the arrangements SerSol has with content vendors
> > are easily duplicable by institutions for home-baked/potential OSS products
> > --
> > Yitzchak Schaffer
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