*Please note that the links to the content in this Part will direct you to Westlaw AU.
The latest issue of Online Currents (Volume 28 Part 2) contains the following material:
Enterprise search case studies: At the coal face of knowledge management – Matt Moore and Kelly Tall
Information professionals have a lot to bring to the use of search, and can learn a great deal from other disciplines, such as software design, natural language processing, user experience and analytics. This article discusses two case studies of enterprise search implementations. The first case study details the implementation of Google Search Appliance at a Western Australian utilities company. The second case study examines the implementation of Lucene Solr at a Swedish health organisation. The third part of the article provides a summary of the key lessons from the case studies in terms of planning, resourcing and analytics. We conclude by considering some future paths for the user search experience.
Calibre for ebook management – Jon Jermey
Calibre is a free multi-platform, open-source application designed for the management of ebook collections. It includes searching capabilities, a generic ebook reader, an EPUB editor and internet links to find and retrieve metadata. Calibre will recognise external reading devices and allow their books to be transferred to and from a PC. It can be used as a server to provide access to an ebook collection on a local network or over the internet. Calibre will store and backup ebooks in DRM-protected formats, but is unable to display them in its reader.
VALA 2014 conference exhibition: Ebooks and electronic resources – Glenda Browne
The VALA 2014 conference – “Streaming with Possibilities” – was held in Melbourne from 3-6 February 2014 (http://www.vala.org.au/conf2014). Nearly 90 exhibitors were in attendance. This report will look at just over half of these companies – those with products or services relating to ebooks and other electronic resources. The full list of exhibitors, with links to websites, is available at http://www.vala.org.au/exhibitors2014.
VALA 2014 conference exhibition: Software, support and equipment – Glenda Browne
This article continues coverage of the VALA conference held in Melbourne in February 2014. After looking at the use of technology for the conference itself, an overview of the systems, software, and supplier exhibitors follows. This complements the article earlier in this issue that discusses the ebook-related vendors. The full list of exhibitors, with links to websites, is available at http://www.vala.org.au/exhibitors2014.
- A brief look at business happenings
- A collection of musings and thoughts on the worlds of libraries and information
- A selection of recommended publications
- New, recent and updated systems, services and online collections
- Explores sites with useful content, thought-provoking ideas and opportunities for Interaction
- Conference papers
- Upcoming conferences
For the pdf version of the table of contents, click here: WAU – OLC Vol 28 Pt 2 Contents.