Faculty Research & Creative Activity

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May 2011


Since implementing MetaLib in 2005, UW-Madison Libraries have focused on continual improvements in resource discovery. The most recent project for improving user access was the acquisition of Xerxes software, an open-source interface for MetaLib. This presentation describes the decision for acquiring Xerxes and the process of implementation at the UW-Madison campus, including UW-Madison additions to Xerxes such as a "value added" area which highlights resources/librarians and programming code that improves the Xerxes "By Title" search. The presentation was given using Apple Keynote software. This is a PDF of the slides.