Technology

We implement technology that enables LOUIS libraries to conduct vital library operations; provides access to scholarly content for authorized users; provides users the means to discover relevant materials; and enables resource sharing.

Discovery Technology

We implement intuitive, robust technology for participating members that provides library users the means to discover integrated scholarly content like databases, eBooks, print materials, and multimedia. We implement a suite of discovery technology developed by partners like SirsiDynix, EBSCO Information Services, and OCLC, to ensure users can find the resources they need - anywhere, anytime. 

Symphony Suite

We have implemented Symphony e-Library and BLUEcloud BookMyne, but are currently testing and/or piloting other SirsiDynix discovery tools.

e-Library is Symphony's core discovery tool, providing users the basic tools needed to find library resources.  It also enables users to manage their library accounts to renew books, place holds, and more. 

BookMyne is a mobile app that allows users to find library resources, get book recommendations, and more.  

EBSCO Suite

We have implemented EBSCO Discovery Service (EDS), Full Text Finder, and Publication Finder.

EBSCO Discovery Service (EDS) is the premier discovery layer that integrates full-text linking, superior subject indexing, and powerful search functionality - to give library users a Google-like discovery experience for library resources. 

Full Text Finder is an Open-URL compliant link resolver that enables users to connect to resources directly on a content provider's website, or provides a menu of full text options for a resource in search interfaces like EDS or Publication Finder. 

Publication Finder is a search interface that allows users to search and browse publications available through their library.  

WorldCat Discovery Service

WorldCat Discovery Service is a discovery layer powered by OCLC's library database, WorldCat, and a central index. WorldCat represents library collections worldwide, with almost 400 million records, providing users with a unique discovery service geared toward print materials.  

Add-ons

Discovery technology can be integrated with other tools that enhance the end-user experience.  We have implemented Bowker's Syndectics ICE in e-Library through SirsiDynix and Curriculum Builder in EDS through EBSCO.

Bowker's Syndectics ICE enriches catalog content through cover images, reviews, excerpts, and more.

Curriculum Builder is a plugin that enables faculty to include library resources directly into their courses through their campus learning management system (Blackboad, Moodle, Canvas).

Technology Implementation

85% - Full Text Finder

85% - Publication Finder

74% - e-Library

72% - WorldCat Discovery Service

68% - Add-ons

68% - EBSCO Discovery Service

4% - BookMyne

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