Universal Search Portal as an Integrative Solution for Digital Libraries
Author: Iva Celbová, SEFIRA spol. s r.o., Czech Republic
In addition to traditional documents, libraries of the 21st century work with electronic data as well. These data may represent both secondary information about documents (bibliographic records, metadata) and primary documents (digitised and digital documents, as well as fulltext electronic information resources/databases). In relation to electronic resources libraries deal not only with their retrieving, archiving and accessing. Still more often they also solve questions of linking secondary information and primary documents, resources integration, how to search these resources effectively and how to provide access to information, everything with using one user-friendly inteface and required standards. Libraries deal with building digital libraries. Thanks to its possibility to work with great amount of data, use fulltext searching, reach high availability and data protection, as well as its special Oracle Portal solution, Oracle database is suitable technological platform for providing digital library solution. Thanks to long-time experience with Oracle technology and unique know-how in both portal solutions and librarianship, SEFIRA offers an integral professional digital library project which can be used in various fields or institutions. The project of the Czech Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports called "School information and educational portal EDU.CZ" which SEFIRA has been developing and realizing since the beginning of 2005 will be briefly presented as an example of a similar solution.
About the author
Iva Celbová graduated at the Charles University in Prague (Institute of Information Studies and Librarianship) in January 2001. She worked part time for the National Library of the Czech Republic, European Union Information Centre, Association of Czech Booksellers and Publishers etc. Since the end of 2001 she has been working for the SEFIRA spol. s r.o. company as the library systems consultant, she is responsible for marketing and presales activities and participates on developing the library information system DAIMON. She also workes as an editor of the Czech electronic journal Ikaros.
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