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ERIC Number: EJ776327
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Oct
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1041-7915
Plug Your Users into Library Resources with OpenSearch Plug-Ins
Baker, Nicholas C.
Computers in Libraries, v27 n9 p16-18, 20-21 Oct 2007
To bring the library catalog and other online resources right into users' workspace quickly and easily without needing much more than a short XML file, the author, a reference and Web services librarian at Williams College, learned to build and use OpenSearch plug-ins. OpenSearch is a set of simple technologies and standards that allows the sharing of search results. It was developed by A9.com, a subsidiary of Amazon.com. Part of OpenSearch is the OpenSearch description document, an XML file that describes a search engine. It allows other programs (like Web browsers) to integrate elements of that search engine into their interface. Here, the author describes how to create an OpenSearch plug-in for the library. (Contains 4 online resources.)
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Language: English
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