Presentation Type

Presentation

Conference Track

Technology Trends

Description

In 2018 Central Oregon Community College developed, tested, and launched a custom federated search interface, or "bento box" search, that queries several popular databases and displays the results by resource type. This presentation will cover COCC’s rationale for choosing the bento box model, the technology behind the tool, and the results of user testing and feedback.

Learning Outcomes

Attendees will learn about the pros and cons of federated searches versus unified discovery layers; the search APIs available from large database vendors; and usability considerations of the “bento box” model

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Start Date

29-3-2019 1:15 PM

End Date

29-3-2019 2:00 PM

Persistent Identifier

https://archives.pdx.edu/ds/psu/28022

Subjects

Federated searching -- Technological innovations, Central Oregon Community College, User interfaces (Computer systems), Human-computer interaction

Federated Search Usability Testing Report.pdf (802 kB)
Federated Search Usability Testing Report

Federated Search API Documentation.pdf (69 kB)
Federated Search API Documentation

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Mar 29th, 1:15 PM Mar 29th, 2:00 PM

Building a Bento Box: COCC’s Federated Search

In 2018 Central Oregon Community College developed, tested, and launched a custom federated search interface, or "bento box" search, that queries several popular databases and displays the results by resource type. This presentation will cover COCC’s rationale for choosing the bento box model, the technology behind the tool, and the results of user testing and feedback.