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Library Journal: Oregon Debuts LibraryFind

Mar 16, 2007, 10:30 (0 Talkback[s])

"There's a new kid on the (meta)search block. LibraryFind, an open source project funded by the State Library of Oregon, is currently live at Oregon State University (OSU), Corvallis, but the library has just packaged up a release for anyone to download and install. Jeremy Frumkin, Gray Chair for Innovative Library Services at OSU, said the project's goals were to contribute to the support of scholarly workflow, remove barriers between the library and web information, and establish the digital library as platform.

"Terry Reese, OSU catalog librarian and developer of popular application MarcEdit, and developer Dan Chudnov used the following guiding principles: two clicks--one to find, one to get; a goal of getting results in four seconds; and known and adjustable results ranking..."

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