jbrink-drescher at molloy.edu
Wed Oct 20 10:51:47 EDT 2010
Our library uses Conduit which is a freely hosted product. I actually have an article coming out about it comparing and contrasting it to LibX in the next issue of the Charleston advisor. I'm told it should be out any day now...
Conduit is a lot more user friendly than libx, especially in regards to its configuration, however, you do not own the content if that is a concern. We have them for 5 disciplines and everyone (including librarians) love them. To download our nursing toolbar, go to http://molloynursing.mycollegetoolbar.com/. Once installed, by clicking on the plus sign in the far left of the toolbar, you can access any of the other disciplines.
Hope it helps. They are highly successful here.
Judy Brink-Drescher, MLIS, MBA
Electronic Resources Librarian / Webmaster
James E. Tobin Library, Molloy College
jbrink-drescher at molloy.edu
From: web4lib-bounces at webjunction.org [mailto:web4lib-bounces at webjunction.org] On Behalf Of Lovins, Daniel
Sent: Wednesday, October 20, 2010 10:41 AM
To: Nicholas Bennyhoff
Cc: web4lib at webjunction.org
Subject: Re: [Web4lib] LibX
We use LibX, too. Some people really love it (myself included), but I'm also not sure how much use it gets. It's most handy for our traditional Voyager OPAC since more index-specific searches are supported, but we configured it for our VuFind implementation as well ( http://labs.library.yale.edu/yufind/2009/05/libx_toolbar_now_supports_yufi.html ). We're also experimenting with OpenSearch plugins.
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> On Behalf Of Nicholas Bennyhoff
> Sent: Wednesday, October 20, 2010 10:21 AM
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> Subject: Re: [Web4lib] LibX
> We use the LibX toolbar in our Library System. I'm not sure how much use it
> gets, but it's available.
> If you're interested in looking at ours, feel free to visit our catalog,
> which has a link to the toolbar download: http://webcat.lcls.org
Metadata and Emerging Technologies Librarian
Sterling Memorial Library
PO Box 208240
New Haven, CT 06520
daniel.lovins at yale.edu
> I use it myself on occasion, when I want to track down an item I find on
> another website.
> Nicholas T. Bennyhoff
> Technology Development Manager
> Lewis & Clark Library System
> Edwardsville, IL 62025
> (618) 656-3216 ext.106
> nicholasbennyhoff at lcls.org
> On Wed, Oct 20, 2010 at 9:04 AM, Bolek, Sandy <
> Sandy.Bolek at cincinnatilibrary.org> wrote:
> > Our library is thinking about going with the LibX toolbar. Would love to
> > hear pro/con thoughts from any libraries currently using LibX. Would also
> > be interested in hearing from any libraries using a different product.
> > Thanks!
> > Sandy
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