Chapter 20: Federated Database Search Mashup

The Ohio Public Library Information Network (OPLIN) has created a unique federated search solution by combining both open source and proprietary software elements. The interface is intuitive and the speed of retrieval compares favorably with any commercial product. Search facets are provided, as well as the ability to sort by relevance, title and more. Stephen Hedges, Karl Jendretzky and Laura Solomon, members of OPLIN, will discuss how this tool was created and is used.