Re: Searching accross databases -- Gerry Mckiernan Stephen Clark 21 Feb 2003 15:35 UTC

Date: Fri, 21 Feb 2003 09:07:16 -0600
From: "Gerry Mckiernan" <>
Subject: Re: Searching accross databases -- Fatme Charafeddine

Hello Fatme/

From: "Fatme Charafeddine" <>
Subject: searching accross databases
Date: Fri, 21 Feb 2003 13:22:34 +0200

 >Looking for a service or product that can provide a one stop search
 >across databases from different vendors.
 >Thanks for any help

      Thanks for your query.

I believe  that my article "Library Database Advisors: Emerging
Innovative Augmented Digital Library Services" (Library Hi Tech  News 19
no. 4 (May 2002):  27-33"), which profiles several such services, wil be
of interest. It is available free-of-charge from

    In addition, my PowerPoint presentation entitled "IDEALS: Emerging
Innovative Augmented Digital Library Services" for the WiLSWorld 2002
conference  includes screenprints and text about several of the major
technologies as of mid-2002. My IDEALS presentation is available at:



  [ ]

The portion of the IDEALS about Library Database Advisors in the first
group in the section category (USE).

IDEALS is a Large File (14 MB) due to numerous screen prints
[Please be patient; the wait will be worth your while][:-)




Gerry McKiernan
IDEAL Librarian
Iowa State University
Ames IA 50011

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