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  1. Portal implementation issues and challenges
    • Description: If you think librarianship is about the collection, organization, preservation, and dissemination of information and knowledge, then implementing a library portal will be easy. On the other hand, if you think librarianship is about books, subscriptions, MARC records and AACR2, or integrated library systems -- the physical manifestations of traditional libraries -- then you will have a hard time. This essay outlines some of the challenges of creating a library portal, and in summary, the keys to overcoming the challenges are not technological. The keys are philosophical and interpersonal. Once you have a clear, shared vision of what the portal is intended to accomplish the rest falls into place.
    • Date: 2004-06-18
    • Source: This presenation was originally given at the American Library Association Annual Meeting, June 25, 2004. It was subsequently published in the Bulletin of the American Society for Information Science and Technology 31(1), October/November 2004.
    • Subject(s): ALA (American Library Association); portals; presentations;
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  2. Building your library's portal
  3. Portal webliography
    • Description: The purpose of the webliography is to collect, organize, and disseminate pointers to information and examples of user-driven and customizable interfaces to sets of Internet resources -- portals. Pointers to Internet directories or search engines that are not user-driven and/or customizable are not included here.
    • Date: 2001-01-25
    • Source: This text was never officially published.
    • Subject(s): portals;
    • URL:
  4. MyLibrary@NCState
    • Description: The text describes MyLibrary@NCState, an extensible implementation of a user-centered, customizable interface to a library's collection of information resources. The system integrates principles of librarianship with globably networked computing resources creating a dynamic, customer-driven front-end to any library's set of materials. It supports a framework for libraries to provide enhanced access to local and remote sets of data, information, and knowledge. At the same, it does not overwhelm its users with too much information because the users control exactly how much information is displayed to them at any given time. The system is active and not passive; direct human interaction, computer mediated guidance and communication technologies, as well as current awareness services all play indispensible roles in its implementation. The system is accessible to anybody at the following URL:
    • Date: 1999-07-26
    • Source: This paper was shared at a workshop of the SIGIR '99 conference in Berkeley, CA.
    • Subject(s): MyLibrary; portals;
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Creator: Eric Lease Morgan <>
Date created: 2000-06-20
Date updated: 2010-05-01