The same with us, the University of Calgary library is where i work. We just launched our discovery layer last week (along with a new site).
We too are long time admirers of NCSU's discovery layer. (Was a nice treat to meet them at Code4Lib in Seattle)
Our discovery system calls various modules (other systems/silos) ie: libguides, catalogue, Summon etc. but it also does dynamic logic on the potential branch/service points based on the search term.
MSc LIS, BSc CS, Dip CIS
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Full disclosure -- it IS our library's site -- but the University of Toronto Libraries use a drupal frontend to integrate our library catalogue (Endeca), Summon (local presentation powered by Summon APIs), e-journals (a filtered subset of catalogue data via Endeca), and resource guides (LibGuides).
These services, in turn, integrate other data: for example:
-- "permitted uses" (eg licensed rights) data is integrated directly in the catalogue and Summon interfaces for digital titles;
-- the catalogue also uses StackMap to display shelf locations for some libraries.
-- the catalogue offers a locally-developed shelf browse that integrates print collections system wide with digital collections
We, in turn, are long-time admirers of the NCSU libraries and their discovery interface work (http://library.ncsu.edu/)
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Got a favorite discovery interface? Send me the URL
I am doing some quick & dirty investigation into libraries that have
successfully and elegantly integrated discovery of various resources,
- library catalog
- federated indexing service such as Serials Solutions or Primo
Central, or a federated search system like Metalib
- library web site
- worldcat local
- that kind o' stuff
I am looking for sites that are both nice to look at and seem easy to
use. I will assume that if you're touting your own site it is
technologically sophisticated. :-D Got any faves?
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