NELLCO’s Universal Search Solution : a Report on a NASIG 2009 Conference Session
This article summarizes a session at the 24th Annual North American Serials Interest Group (NASIG) Conference held in Asheville, North Carolina on June 6, 2009. The presenter for the session, Roberta F. Woods of Franklin Pierce Law Center, gave the history behind the New England Law Library Consortium (NELLCO) development of an alternative to a federated search engine which they dubbed Universal Search Solution. The search tool helped the consortia libraries to resolve their problem of underutilized resources.
Federated Search Engines; Consortia; Databases; Open source software; NELLCO; Law libraries