Metasearch technologies in reference work, OAI, and search navigation assistance

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Various metasearch systems solutions have been developed by libraries, vendors, and information providers for simultaneous searching over online databases, Abstracting and Indexing (A&I) Services, Online Catalogs (OPAC), OAI federated systems and information resources. Libraries have implemented a number of vendor-based metasearch systems utilizing broadcast-search techniques over the major A&I Services and OPACs. These systems are offered within integrated library systems often in conjugation with local link servers. These metasearch systems utilize Z39.50, HTTP 'screen-scraping', and XML gateway broadcast search techniques.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)9721-9729
Number of pages9
JournalASEE Annual Conference Proceedings
StatePublished - Oct 25 2004
EventASEE 2004 Annual Conference and Exposition, "Engineering Researchs New Heights" - Salt Lake City, UT, United States
Duration: Jun 20 2004Jun 23 2004

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)


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