Monthly Archive for: ‘November, 2015’

  • “More than PubMed, Better than Google”

    That’s the tagline for the Helen Hayes Hospital MULTIsearch gateway and isn’t it great? Organizations medicaloften find that adding just a few words of explanation helps them successfully market their new Explorit Everywhere! search application to their researchers, and usage goes up. We thought that Helen Hayes did a wonderful job explaining why users benefit from using MULTIsearch instead of going directly to PubMed or Google. 

    MULTIsearch: More than PubMed®, Better than Google!


    Besides PubMed, MULTIsearch searches 15 ADDITIONAL RESOURCES!  So, YES—more than PubMed!


    Because these resources have been carefully selected for their reputable, reliable health care information, YOU DON’T HAVE TO SCAN A BAZILLION RESULTS to find the “good ones”!  So, YES—better than Google!

  • Wellspring Webinar – Simpler Way to Find and Manage Technology

    Wellspring-2014Logo-blueRGBWellspring,  a leader in efficient technology scouting, will host a webinar titled “The simpler way to find and manage technology” on December 2nd at 1pm ET/10am PT.

    Wellspring’s Search Once Scouting tool incorporates Deep Web Technologies’ Explorit Everywhere! federated search as a critical part of the knowledge supply chain. Eliminating search duplication, Search Once Scouting captures current and relevant knowledge and offers rich data output, simplifying a more cumbersome scouting process.

    With Wellspring’s Search Once Scouting tool, over 100 million records from over thirty authoritative sources are simultaneously searched and presented in the Wellspring for Technology Scouting and Corporate Venturing software solutions. Users can select a search result and dynamically import it as a new opportunity record with no data entry. Firms can then quickly route and evaluate technology and investment opportunities. Unlike spreadsheets, databases, or document-sharing systems, all opportunities can be managed with sourcing and investment processes united in one place, ensuring true collaboration and the application of best practices.

    You can read more about why Search Once Scouting offers technology scouting companies a boost in this article, “New, Better Way to Search for Technology” and register for the webinar here.

  • Deep Web Technologies and PTFS Europe Partner to Deliver Explorit Everywhere! Federated Search Solution

    Deep Web Technologies, a US-based federated search vendor, and library systems supplier PTFS Europe have partnered to provide the Explorit Everywhere!™ federated search solution to European libraries and organisations. Explorit Everywhere! comprehensively and quickly searches all subscription resources, library catalogs and public websites for relevant information, increasing research efficiency.

    This new partnership will bring opportunity and choice to PTFS Europe customers, allowing them to select the best discovery solution that fits their requirements.

    Nick Dimant, Managing Director PTFS Europe, says “Explorit Everywhere!™ is a sophisticated federated search solution that can increase the coverage and currency of online content discovery and we are pleased to be able to offer it to our customers. This partnership increases the range of discovery tools we can integrate with, providing the widest available choice to our customers.”

    Explorit Everywhere! can easily be deployed for an organisation, aggregating search results from premium sources of information that might otherwise be left out of other search services. This agility has made Explorit Everywhere! a top choice among research-focused organisations. “I am pleased by the work that both our companies have done to provide our mutual customer, University of the Arts London, with a solution that integrates both of our offerings,” stated Abe Lederman, CEO of Deep Web Technologies. “I am excited by the prospect of duplicating this success across many other joint customers.”

    Used around the world by high profile organisations such as National Health Service (NHS) in the UK and Health Service Executive (HSE) in Ireland, the University College Cork and the International Olympic Committee, Explorit Everywhere! will complement the full range of products offered by PTFS Europe.

    About Deep Web Technologies
    Deep Web Technologies creates custom, sophisticated, federated search solutions, based on its Explorit Everywhere!™ service for clients who demand precise, accurate results. It is the tool of choice when needing to access the Deep Web, a collection of Internet information sources that is generally not accessible to web spiders or crawlers and cannot, therefore, be indexed for search by popular search engines such as Google, Yahoo!, or Bing. Explorit Everywhere! performs real-time searches of multiple information sources, in parallel, merging the results into a single page. Serving Fortune 500 companies, the Alliance, the US Department of Energy, Stanford University, the WorldWideScience Alliance, and an array 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. For further information please visit

    About PTFS Europe
    PTFS Europe was formed in 2007 and provides implementation, hosting and support services for the open source library systems Koha and Evergreen, Rebus:list for list management, WordPress for Libraries and the Knowvation enterprise content management system. Its services are used by many academic, public, NHS, special, legal and government libraries across the UK and the rest of Europe. For more information on PTFS visit

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  • Federating the Un-Federatable

    Many mainstream libraries have a standard list of sources they search: EBSCO, ProQuest, ScienceDirect, Military PeriscopePubMed, and others. Including the usual “suspects” in a single search isn’t terribly hard for most discovery solutions (federated search or discovery services) unless they are competing information vendors who do not want to play nice – see this post: The Last of the Major Discovery Services is Independent No More.

    But, once information journeys down the road less traveled, sources are less likely to be included in a discovery solution. The information may be considered more valuable by content owners and so they are reluctant to include it in an indexed service. If the content is specialized, interest in the source may be limited to only a small group of customers, excluding the source from discovery services and most federated search vendors where broad appeal prevails. Some sources also may be technically challenging to include in a discovery solution.

    These sources are considered un-indexable and un-federatable.

    Fortunately, Explorit Everywhere! specializes in un-federatable sources. We connect to databases that most discovery service vendors steer clear of, and most federated search services are simply unable to touch with their lightweight connector technology. The robust connectors included in Explorit Everywhere!, however, can tackle the most ornery sources for special libraries and research organizations.

    For example, one of our newest customers chose DWT as their discovery solution vendor because they were mired in this un-federatable dilemma. Their previous discovery solution vendors were not able to include quite a number of their important subscription information sources, leaving researchers to inefficiently spend time searching those sources separately. Once our prospect tested the proof-of-concept built by DWT, they realized that DWT could federate their un-federatable sources and chose Explorit Everywhere! as their discovery solution.

    This particular customer, specializing in military and defense research, included challenging sources like these two:

    • JANES – IHS Jane’s International Defence Review,  specializing in defense and security.
    • PERISCOPE – Includes open-source global defense information.

    Really, what’s the point of having a single search technology if only half of your sources can be included? Explorit Everywhere! federates the unfederatable. Not only do our connector developers consider it a challenge to build robust connectors to these specialized sources, DWT’s focus has always been to connect our customers to their information, wherever it may be. New customers requiring “unfederatable” sources are pleasantly surprised when they find that not only are we willing to build connectors to their difficult sources, but we don’t charge extra to do so.

    Interested in hearing more on how we connect to your “un-federatable” information sources? Email us, or find us at one of our upcoming conferences.

    PTFS Europe Customer Day
    Military Libraries Workshop


  • PTFS Europe Customer Day in Birmingham

    PTFS-customer-dayDecember 3rd and 4th mark exciting days for PTFS Europe, a new Deep Web Technologies partner (stay tuned for a press release this month). Their annual Customer Day conference, held at the Aston University in Birmingham, highlights customer case studies, product trainings and support as well as general PTFS Europe news. This is also a time to introduce new products, and Deep Web Technologies is pleased that Explorit Everywhere! is on the list!

    Abe Lederman will travel to the U.K. for the Customer Day to briefly speak about Explorit Everywhere!, our next generation federated search product. In addition, we are thrilled that Paul Mellinger of the University of the Arts London, will be speaking about their experience with Explorit Everywhere!. UAL’s Explorit Everywhere! application was integrated with Koha, an open source library system, by the folks at PTFS Europe.

    Deep Web Technologies is thrilled to take part in this event and looks forward to meeting PTFS Europe customers attending the conference.

  • On The Calendar – Military Libraries Training Workshop

    This year Deep Web Technologies is attending the Military Libraries Training Workshop in Arlington, VA, December 6-9. Sponsored by the Military Libraries Division of SLA, the MLTW hosts 4 days of networking activities, talks, meetings and discussion for military librarians. For the full schedule, please see this page.

    Deep Web Technologies, along with 50+ other vendors, will be exhibiting Sunday evening, and all day Monday and Tuesday. In addition, we’ve chosen to sponsor the Wednesday afternoon break, December 9th, which follows two discussions on FEDLINK (and yes we’re going to the FEDLINK vendor show too!).

    If you plan on attending the 2015 MLTW, please stop by our table for a quick demo of Explorit Everywhere!.