Frequently Asked Questions
When will my library’s catalog be included in the Discovery search?
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Is my library’s catalog included in the discovery search? Is the GIL UC included in the discovery search? What if I want to include another library’s catalog in the discovery search?
Library catalogs will eventually be included in search results. The general timeline indicates that this will happen in Winter 2013; however, the schedule will vary per library.
Discover GALILEO will also include the USG GIL Universal Catalog, the USG individual GIL catalogs, PINES and other public library catalogs, the TCSG catalogs, the Digital Library of Georgia, and other unique digital collections hosted by GALILEO and Georgia institutions. The library catalogs of other participating institutions will also be able to be included, pending the development of the overall catalog process and pricing for those libraries.
Adding library catalogs into Discovery is complex, including harvesting/exporting of bibliographic records on a regular basis, mapping location and holdings information for use in search results and real-time-availability (RTA) display, and configuring the search results to best handle how different types of content should be appear. Once a library catalog has been loaded into EDS, other libraries could elect to include that catalog in their search results. The schedule will be developed and communicated as more is learned about the process in order to best address the number and variety of catalogs in the GALILEO community.
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Last Updated: Mon, July 30, 2012 - 5:14:14