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The Changing Nature of the Catalog and Its Integration With Other Discovery Tools     View
This March 2006 report offers an analysis of the reasons why "a large and growing number of students and scholars routinely bypass library catalogs in favor of other discovery tools" and considers methods for revitalizing library catalogs a ...

AUTOCAT     View
An "electronic forum for the discussion of all questions relating to cataloging and authority control in libraries." Includes a FAQ, a history of the list, subscription information, and more.

Open Archives Initiative     View
The Open Archives Initiative (OAI) Protocol provides a framework for "metadata harvesting," a mechanism to help Web sites discover and share content. This site includes documents and software for implementing the OAI protocol, scholarly rep ...

The Flamenco Search Interface Project     View
A scholarly site about faceted search, which promises better organization of search results through offering categories, or facets, in result sets. Flamenco is designed to allow users "to move through large information spaces in a flexible manne ...

Online Activities & Pursuits: Search Engine Users     View
This report finds that Internet users like and use search engines, but "are generally unsophisticated about why and how they use search engines. They are also strikingly unaware of how search engines operate and how they present their results. ...

Organizing the Web: Resources for Librarians     View
This IPL pathfinder provides better ways of finding Internet resources. It may involve cataloging Internet resources in traditional or non-traditional ways, improving subject access with controlled vocabulary, or using metadata elements to facilitate ...

Library of Congress Authorities     View
"Using Library of Congress Authorities, you can browse and display authority headings for Subject, Name, Title and Name/Title combinations." Searchable. Background Topics: Faceted Metadata Search and Browse     View
A brief but thorough explanation of faceted search, in which users can easily switch between searching and browsing "using their own terminology for search while recognizing the organization and vocabulary of the data." Includes a compariso ...


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