Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Toward a 21st Century Library Catalog

Toward a 21st Century Library Catalog by Kristin Antelman, Emily Lynema, and Andrew K. Pace (2006) appears in Information Technology and Libraries 25(3):pp. 128-139.
Library catalogs have represented stagnant technology for close to twenty years. Moving toward a next-generation catalog, North Carolina State University (NCSU) Libraries purchased Endeca's Information Access Platform to give its users relevance-ranked keyword search results and to leverage the rich metadata trapped in the MARC record to enhance collection browsing. This paper discusses the new functionality that has been enabled, the implementation process and system architecture, assessment of the new catalog's performance, and future directions.

2 comments:

Wow!ter said...

Thanks,

I happily blogged about NCSU again http://www.wowter.nl/blog/2006/10/new-ncsu-catalogue-again.html

Peta said...

Readers might be interested in seeing/hearing the papers/presentations from Beyond the OPAC : future directions for Web-based catalogues