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Archive: January, 2007

Consolidated Search Interface

The consolidated Search Interface Committee Project is at a point in our project that we would like some input from subject librarians. We are working on developing a list of the types of uses our students and faculty make of the library web page resources. Would each of you submit to richard_Jensen@byu.edu, by the end …

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Library Exhibit Features Two Ancient Roman Plates

Ancient Roman plates in new exhibit View images at: http://romanplates.byu.edu/ On Friday, March 2 The Harold B. Lee Library at Brigham Young University opened its new exhibit space, located just inside the library’s entrance with the exhibition “Two Ancient Roman Plates: Bronze Military Diplomas and Other Sealed Documents.” The Centerpiece of the exhibit, an extraordinary …

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Music Search page

Lee Library and available externally. The project will prototype an interface proposed by David Day and Janet Bradford. In addition to prototyping an interface, the project will experiment with implementing Keystone, an open source federated search engine. The project will result in a prototype of beta test quality available on the beta test page of …

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Google Search Appliance

Pilot a search capable of returning valid relevance results across all library assets including those “hidden” in databases. Google offers a tool called the Google Search Appliance which enables detailed indexing and searching of content based on the organization’s needs and wants. Currently, Google searches only what is directly visible within a few “clicks” of …

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Making library resources visible from Google

Recent LibQual surveys indicate that on a daily basis, nearly 70% of the survey respondents indicated that they use a non-library gateway such as Google or Yahoo for information. Brian Roberts observed that this is a trend at other major universitites who participate in LibQual, not just a BYU trend. Given this knowledge, the Web …

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