A multitude of sources in one quick search.
RESEARCHit, Auto-Graphics’ federated search solution, enables researchers to simultaneously search across multiple content resources and view a combined result set. Users are guided toward quality, authoritative resources, and away from the ‘unfiltered’ results obtained through the open web. Library staff can simplify searching for their end-users by configuring databases into category-based groupings to improve the speed and quality of information discovery.
RESEARCHit is available as a stand-alone tool or as an integrated module as part of the Agent Software Platform within VERSO or SHAREit.
Superior Connectivity to Subscription Content
RESEARCHit deploys cutting edge connectivity to conduct searching of all major vendors’ subscription-based content using each vendors’ Application Programming Interface (API) or XML gateway. Auto-Graphics is the leading federated search vendor to use this technology in libraries.
Single Login via Multiple Methodologies
The fully integrated authentication component can use either the NCIP or the SIP2 protocol to authorize a user against the ILS. RESEARCHit also supports remote patron authentication via LDAP, custom application links or a database. Single login also provides customizable authorization options based on the needs of library patrons and staff. Examples of customizable authorization include Geolocation, referring URL, and user ID/password. Once authenticated, users may search all available resources for which they have authorization.
Robust Administration of Custom User Categories
An unlimited number of unique patron or user categories can be created to provide an additional level of authorization and control over the access to specific resources. Each user category can be configured with its own tailored set of resources, messages of the day, and designed look and feel. In addition, a replication function within the software allows staff to both update and make a copy of settings and configuration information from one group to any number of groups in the system.
Web Services Module
Customers now have the ability to integrate federated search into their existing software applications using RESEARCHit’s improved XML-based Web Services module. This provides patrons with a streamlined workflow and better access to multiple information silos.
Intelligent Results Management
Your patron’s ability to find relevant information is increased due to RESEARCHit’s robust de-duplication functionality and your ability to configure search results on the page. Libraries are able to help their patrons avoid ‘information overload’ with intelligent results management that limits the number of search hits per database.
RESEARCHit gives you the ability to:
- Track onsite vs. remote access
- Compare basic vs. advanced searches
- Identify databases that are being searched and viewed
- Access detailed information on website traffic and system activity
This detailed information allows you to monitor usage and make informed collection development decisions.