Just reading through those email and feel we might off the topic.
If we want to go from location A to location B. There are so many
choice: take bus, taxi, rent a car, buy a car, buy a leisure car, buy a
air ticket, rent a helicopter, or even buy your own aircraft.
I would more recommend to see what you really need (Requirement), how
many budget do you have (Resource) and start from there.
BTW, here are some my opinions:
- If you do not have a solid technical development team, please don't
choose open source.
- If you do not have a powerful budget, there is no need to compare with
- Subscription service becomes more an more popular, it is worth to take
Hope it helps.
L-1005, System, QEII Library
Memorial University, St. John's, NL, A1B 3Y1
On 9/20/2012 1:19 PM, Sean Hannan wrote:
> Every one of these sites is not going to work for everyone.
> Please conduct your own user research for your own audience.
> Our users, for example, have no interest in visualizations of search
> Our researchers actually want just a list of results. They are compiling
> bibliographies or reading lists and they honestly just want a really long
> page of titles and authors of what we have.
> On 9/20/12 11:03 AM, "Karen Coyle" <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>> Every one of this suggestions has one major flaw, IMO. The primary
>> result of a search is a big set of bibliographic records -- more than
>> the user can possible look through. In some of them there are facets
>> available, but in no case is there any useful analysis of set in a
>> visualization that would allow the user to get a picture of what she has
>> retrieved. I'm thinking timelines, a la' WorldCat Identities or the Open
>> Library subject pages . Also, none of them tell the user more about
>> the person or subject or work that they have retrieved. (At least, in
>> the views that I have seen.) I really think that lists of manifestations
>> just aren't good enough when searches bring up hundreds of results.
>>  some examples:
>> and see others at: http://openlibrary.org/subjects
>> or look for your favorites
>> On 9/20/12 6:03 AM, Hamilton, Gill wrote:
>>> My current fav is Digital NZ
>>> Gill Hamilton
>>> Digital Access Manager
>>> National Library of Scotland
>>> Edinburgh, Scotland
>>> [log in to unmask]
>>> -----Original Message-----
>>> From: Code for Libraries [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of
>>> Tania Fersenheim
>>> Sent: 19 September 2012 20:00
>>> To: [log in to unmask]
>>> Subject: [CODE4LIB] Seeking examples of outstanding discovery layers
>>> 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
>>> - ejournals
>>> - ebooks
>>> - libguides
>>> - 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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