After adopting a federated search product and featuring it prominently on the library's Web site in 2006, Booth Library greatly reduced the visibility of the product in 2008 due to poor performance and lower than expected use. This session provides evidence from actual practice on the use of federated searching.
Knight-Davis, Stacey; Johnson, Sarah; and Whisler, Karen, "Federated Search Falls Short" (2009). Faculty Research & Creative Activity. 194.