UC Temuco: proud of their new federated search system

This post was written by Sol on May 21, 2012
Posted Under: Federated Search

The Universidad Católica de Temuco (UC Temuco) in southern Chile is proud of their new search portal that we built for them. They recently shared some of their excitement in their official announcement. (While the announcement is in Spanish, Google Translate does a decent job of producing readable English.)

My version of the translated text, in part, reads:

The UC Temuco Library System implements powerful metasearch engine for academic information. 2012-05-16 16:08:55.

With the aim of modernizing and implementing new technologies that support education, the new metasearch engine, “Metabuscador DeepWeb,” will benefit students, teachers, and investigators in the search of bibliographic material.

A joint effort of the General Directorate of Research and Graduate Studies and the UC Temuco Library System produced the implementation of Metabuscador DeepWeb, a tool that will provide access from a single search interface to all academic resources to which the University subscribes, repositories, the library catalog, and databases with free access such as Scielo.

UC Temuco cites a number of reasons for valuing the contribution of Metabuscador DeepWeb:

  1. Improving the time to find documents
  2. Improving the search experience through customization
  3. Meeting the demand for increased technology
  4. Increasing the utilization of lesser known resources

Metabuscador will be available to teachers and students beginning the week of May 22nd (2012), during which time training will be provided.

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