Tuesday, 18 November 2008

Skyscrapers Need Solid Foundations

There's a lot of interest in metasearch platforms/ discovery portals and the like and I've heard a lot of libraries talk about their experience with the 'dark records' - the poorly catalogued or generally dodgy data which lies within every Library Management System - which are brought to the surface by faceted navigation.

The Cataloguing Librarian has a great post on this very issue, which points out the one key piece of information every library should know: a state-of-the-art interface is only as good as your core data will let it be.

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