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FEDLINK libraries offered robust federated search through Deep Web Technologies.
SANTA FE, N.M., July 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ – Deep Web Technologies (DWT), the leader in federated search, has been selected as an approved vendor by the Federal Library and Information Network (FEDLINK). Under this contract, the more than 1000 FEDLINK member libraries may subscribe to DWT’s Explorit Everywhere! service which provides library patrons with a one-stop search of a library’s subscription databases as well as public databases. DWT’s Contract Number is LC14C7003. The DWT FEDLINK Service ID (SID) is DE. (http://www.loc.gov/flicc/contracts/Vendor/deepweb_DE.html)
Abe Lederman, CEO and president of DWT said, “DWT has long powered major Federal government portals such asScience.gov, the National Library of Energy and WorldWideScience.org. We are very excited to bring these same capabilities to FEDLINK libraries.”
Explorit Everywhere! sets the gold standard for federated search with features that include: sophisticated relevance ranking, incremental display of results, smart clustering and visualization, sorting, and filtering of results, plus email and RSS alerts. These features benefit users in two important ways. First, they save users time by not having to wade through many potentially stale results for the most relevant and the timeliest information. Explorit Everywhere! offers mobility and search widgets going to the researcher on any page and on every device. Second, they provide peace of mind that Explorit Everywhere! is finding and monitoring all key information. These features and benefits, combined with the most comprehensive connector technology in the industry, puts Explorit Everywhere! in a class of its own for serious researchers.
For more information about DWT’s FEDLINK offerings or to request a demo, please visit http://www.deepwebtech.com/fedlink/.
About Deep Web Technologies
Deep Web Technologies (http://www.deepwebtech.com) creates custom, sophisticated federated search solutions, based on Explorit Everywhere!, for clients who demand precise, accurate results. Explorit performs real-time searches of multiple information sources, in parallel, merging the results into a single page. Serving Fortune 500 companies, the Science.gov Alliance, the U.S. Department of Energy, Stanford University, Duke University Medical Center, WorldwideScience.org and a wide variety of other customers, partners and research and library alliances, Deep Web Technologies has built a reputation as the “researcher’s choice” for its advanced, agile information discovery tools.
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WorldWideScience.org lets users search for science around the world in a matter of seconds. First deployed in 2008, this transformational technology unearths content that under normal circumstances would remain only available to users searching a database specifically. And if that’s not enough, scientists and researchers can search in their own language for cutting-edge information from other countries and have it translated back into their own language. Of course, WorldWideScience.org uses the Explorit Everywhere! Multilingual search feature by Deep Web Technologies.
Now, after 6 years of fabulous press and high useage, OSTI has decided to shake things up. They are making WorldWideScience.org BETTER. Eh? How’s that, you say?
I feel blue…
When an organization able to make a bright purple look authoritative says it’s time to make a change, we listen. WorldWideScience.org now sports a progressive, modern look reflective of the digital age. It’s an impressive new look and feel.
My country tis of thee…
For researchers looking for results from a specific country, or to explore and discover results by country, we have good news! WorldWideScience.org now has a country cluster, grouping results from specific countries for easier viewing.
Hello, Salut, Hola and Hallo
Using our new Explorit Everywhere! Multilingual architecture, the updated language search and translation of WorldWideScience.org is faster and more thorough than before. Users simply select their query language from the 10 language options and search!
The folks at OSTI have more up their sleeve, so don’t be surprised if you hear more good news in the coming months!
Google has completely changed the way most of the civilized world gets its information. Most know that Google wasn’t the first, but thanks to their effective branding, few realize that Google isn’t the best. For a long time, I’ve made the claim that Google will not be remembered as the greatest technology company of all time, but the greatest marketing company. The name Google was inspired by the term “googal”, which means the number 1 followed by 100 zeros, and was intended to refer to the number of results that are returned with each search. However, this philosophy is diametrically opposed to first 30 years of online information retrieval, when librarians were trained to create search queries that were very specific, so that only a few search results would be returned. If too many results were delivered, librarians considered it a bad search, because the large set of results were too difficult to manage. Effective research was about accuracy, not quantity. Like Heinz, which turned a huge problem, i.e. the ketchup wouldn’t come out of the bottle, into a marketing success, Google has convinced the world that large numbers of search results are a good thing. But the fact is when it comes to search, more is not better. Google is a victim of its own success. As more and more content pours into the Google index, search results are as diverse as they are voluminous.
Make no mistake, Google’s search technology is significantly improved, but the problem is that its index is growing at a rate of 100% per year. It’s too broad, covers too many subject areas, and it is too dependent on the most popular links. This is because Google is intended to be all things to all people. If I want to see the menu of a Chinese restaurant , or the show times for a movie, or the hours of operation of my nearest Target, or the phone number of my optometrist, there is nothing better than Google. But if you want to do serious research, whether it’s chemical engineering or art history, Google should never be your first choice. Unfortunately, Google has become the first choice for many professionals. While hospitals spend hundreds of thousands of dollars per year on peer reviewed medical information, 83% of physicians go to Google first to do medical research. While academic libraries spend tens of thousands on the finest collections of digital content, students choose Google as their first and only source of information for research.
Deep Web Technologies has spent the past 15 years aggregating content in real time, in specific subject areas, so that users could find the information they need quickly and effectively. We enable users to simultaneously search hundreds of content repositories specifically related to their subject discipline, delivering the most relevant results from the latest publications. So, when veterinarians are researching jaguars, their result sets don’t include articles about automobiles or football teams. With Deep Web Tech, in addition to getting only relevant information, users get the most current information that has been published. DWT’s search technology does not require indexing, as our technology accesses the original source of the content. As soon as it is published, it is accessible to DWT customers. Just as important is the access to multiple sources from a single interface, which enables articles from other sources of content to be compared, side by side, without jumping from one site to another.
Google has become the most popular search engine in the world. But popularity doesn’t always translate into quality, just take a look at prime time television.
If you’re a FEDLINK librarian, you probably know Science.gov. Perhaps you’re familiar with WorldWideScience.org, the E-Print Network or National Library of Energy. What you may not know is that the technology behind all of those searches is yours truly, Deep Web Technologies.
DWT just made it a whole lot easier for FEDLINK libraries to provide a single search box for their patrons to access their subscription databases. Through FEDLINK, federal libraries can purchase DWT’s next generation Explorit Everywhere! federated search at a reduced price, bringing top-notch, intuitive features directly to their users. With a focus on accessibility, ranking and speedy return of results, librarians can watch the queries roll in through our statistics module, or simply download metrics every month to show a successful ROI.
Ready to get started? Check out our page on the Federal Library & Information Network Contracting/Vendor Products & Services pages and read our Press Release here. We welcome your library to our “State of the Search”.