"I certainly never write a review about a book I don't think worth reviewing, a flat-out bad book, unless it's an enormously fashionable bad book." --
says, John Gardner in Conversations with John Gardner
Quoted from 'Dictionary of Library and Information Science Quotations'     Edited by Mohamed Taher & L S Ramaiah. ISBN: 8185689423 (New Delhi , Aditya, 1994) p.150. Available @ Amazon.com

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Federated Search - Reading now

The term federated search is also known as, meta-search, cross-search, combined-search, and aggregated-search. First, it is about simultaneously searching, with one-click, in several electronic sources. Second, it is about getting all the search results displayed in a single browser. And the book I am reading is Federated Search by Christopher N. Cox

I recommend the book for a basic understanding on the emerging theme of federated search strategies, especially about American academic libraries’ experiences in this sphere.


Sol Lederman said...


You and your readers may be interested to know that I've published a number of reader reviews of articles from Cox's book at the Federated Search Blog: http://federatedsearchblog.com/category/cox-essay-review/

I'm also curious to know if you've run into any other books of particular interest to the federated search community.

Mohamed Taher said...

Thanks for the lead Sol.
I am aware of your chapterwise analytical reviews of this book. And, I am learning a lot from your site, and from this book by Cox.

Wonder, if there are Canadian studies on this theme?
Best wishes, MT