Perspective and commentary by Marshall Breeding
A resource for discovery layer interfaces
With all the recent interest in next-generation library catalogs, also called discover-layer interfaces, I have created a new resource page in Library Technology Guides to guide you to libraries that have implemented, or at least selected, one of these systems. The main feature of this page consists of logo of each of the major discovery layer products that launches a query into lib-web-cats to retrieve libraries associated with these systems. In some cases the default online catalog link will take you to this interface, but for many libraries you may need to go to the Web site to find a link to it. Especially in cases where the product has been recently purchased, the next-generation interface may not be publicly available. Even in these cases, seeing the kind of libraries that have purchased one of the commercial products or committed to implementing one of the open source ones should be useful information to those considering this new genre of library software.
Iíve also included links to some of what Iíve written about these new interfaces.
This resource is a work in progress. Please let me know if Iíve missed any of the major offerings in this area or libraries that involved with them.
Marshall Breeding Apr 15, 2008 10:30:47 Link to this thread