December 31, 2010 – Connecting users with the information they seek is one of the central pillars of the librarian profession. The new web-scale discovery services for libraries provide quick searching seamlessly across various components of indexed content.

American Libraries magazine brought this information to our attention in their article, “Dispatches from the field.” This evolution for the library environment offers some powerful potential in connecting researchers with vast amounts of data.

Libraries spend massive amounts of money every year to purchase or pay for access to data that is growing every day through digital content. Web-scale discovery services allow that content to be discovered and used – the ultimate goal of a library.

Melody K. Smith

Sponsored by Data Harmony, a unit of Access Innovations, the world leader in indexing and making content findable.