PLA Blog, the official blog of the Public Library Association, posted a second request yesterday for input from library professionals. There are not many books out there on federated search so I feel called to spread the word.

Here is the request from the PLA blog posting:


Back in October 2007, we posted a survey request from Alexis Linoski and her colleague for their forthcoming book Federated Search: A Librarian’s Guide.

The authors would very much like to add your experiences with federated search to the book:

We are writing a book entitled “Federated Search: A Librarian’s Guide”. We are searching for library practitioners with implementation experience to get a complete picture of what the profession is looking for and what the current / forthcoming options are. These contributions will be combined with a guide on selecting and implementing a federated search tool. The aim is to illuminate all of the decisions necessary in order to alleviate the pitfalls of the process.

If you are interested in contributing your experience with implementation to the book, please contact me (kewllibrarian02 [at] gmail [dot] com) asap!

Alexis Linoski

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