We’re happy to report that Abe Lederman’s trip to Coventry, UK for the first ever Resource Discovery Tools for Health Libraries meeting last week went well! Abe demonstrated the Explorit Everywhere! Medical solution running at Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham to many lovely people, and listened to innovative librarians sharing their needs, problems and experiences. Take a look at his presentation online.
Abe emphasized some of the advantages of Federated Search over Discovery Services, particularly being able to search all of the sources that are important to the user. This resonated with the librarians Abe spoke with.
Finally, Nick Dimant, the Managing Director of our new partner in the UK, PTFS-Europe, was introducing us to one of their customers and described us as having “breathed new life” into federated search. We like it!
If you are interested in the NHS product offering by DWT, please open the Explorit Everywhere! Medical flier for more information.