To get the most out of your eResource products NSW.net has negotiated Consortia Opt in Offers for a number of discovery enhancement tools.
EBSCO Host Integrated Search Tool
In 2010, NSW.net conducted a trial of the EBSCOhost Integrated Search (EHIS) solution. The EHIS solution is essentially a federated search product. Federated search acts as an intermediary between the client and a predefined selection of digital resources. It allows a library patron and/or library staff member to utilise a single search box to interrogate multiple databases, integrated into the federated search profile.
A subsidised Consortia Opt-in Offer for the EBSCO Host Integrated Search Solution was promoted to the NSW public library network in June 2011.
The EBSCOhost Integrated Search solution is the introductry level discovery solution. EBSCOhost also offers Opac on EBSCOhost and EBSCO Discovery Service. For an overview of these services and how they differ please refer to the documument: How does EBSCO Discovery Service differ from EHIS and OPAC on EBSCOhost?
If you are interested in further information on the EHIS solution please contact Ross Balharrie 9273 1498 or rbalharrie [at] sl.nsw.gov.au
EBSCO Host Search Box [free to NSW public libraries]
The EBSO Host Search Box provides a single search solution across all EBSCOhost platform databases. This solution is ideal for those public libraries which rely predominantly on the free NSW.net state-wide licensed suite of databases (current suite contains nine EBSCO databases). Libraries interested in this option can embed a simple search box onto their website and integrate compatible EBSCOhost databases into the search widget. Please note: it is not possible to integrate your library catalogue records and or non EBSCO database into this solution.
If you are interested in further information on the EHSB solution please contact Ross Balharrie 9273 1498 or rbalharrie [at] sl.nsw.gov.au
Library Thing For Libraries
LibraryThing For Libraries (LTFL) has the capability of providing a catalogue with the power and fun of Web 2.0. With LTFL customers can browse, search and discover library holdings in a new powerful, fun and engaging way. Library customers get exciting features and libraries get all the credit for providing this fun, creative inclusive technology.
For further information and pricing details please refer to the corresponding product page Library Thing For Libraries
Library Anywhere Mobile Phone App
For further information and pricing details please refer to the Collection HQ product page.