TITLE: NCSU's Faceted Catalog: 18 Months Later
SPEAKER: Andrew Pace
EVENT DATE: 07/18/2007
RUNNING TIME: 63 minutes
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In 2006, NCSU Libraries launched a new catalog powered by an e-commerce enterprise search engine. Years of frustration with legacy systems and inadequate search tools are driving many libraries and their vendors to create new products and services rarely seen in catalogs. In this webcast, Pace discusses: what led to the decision to implement the Endeca Information Access Platform; statistics of how patrons are using the system; entry vocabulary and authority headings issues in a faceted system; and the power that exposing library metadata and embracing newer technologies has brought to NCSU Libraries and its patrons.
Speaker Biography: Andrew K. Pace is the Head of Information Technology at North Carolina State University Libraries, where he has worked on many IT projects including the ILS, Web interface design, and electronic resources management (ERM). Most recently, he served as the Project Manager for the NCSU Endeca-based faceted catalog. Before joining NCSU, Pace worked as Product Manager for Innovative Interfaces. He is an at-large member of LITA and was recently chosen as its President-elect. Pace writes the "Technically Speaking" column for American Libraries magazine, and is a frequent speaker on library topics. "
SERIES: Digital Future and You