Web Of Lib – Knowledge Discovery Service
Nowadays, libraries, provides a variety of resources for use by visitors. These resources vary as printed collections, electronic databases (e-books, archives, collections, e-magazines, etc.). There are more than one software having interfaces different from each other are used for scanning the resources scattered in different databases and web.
In parallel with the development speed of environment information and documents saved, knowledge possessed by the library resources are rapidly changing and takes its place in the library in different ways. Nowadays information and documents are transmitting to the electronical environment with an exponentially increasing speed and web discovery tools to ensure that users benefit from electronic sources efficiently are used. Web discovery tools are academic content scanning engines which can scan existing physical and electronic collections of libraries and electronic resources subscribed by libraries (databases) through indexed metadata.
University Libraries are institutions supporting education in the university, offering the use of the latest scientific data and continuously developing new resources in parallel with the purpose and function of the university. These institutions are procuring their electronic information sources through buying, as well as donations and exchange methods, resource sharing, subscription that allows access to the printed and electronic databases. We can list these resources as books, e-book databases, journals, e-journal databases, thesis, e-thesis database, e-statistic databases, university publications, university staff publications, rare books, brochures, reference resources, e-reference resources, reserve and e-reserve resources, audiovisual resources, private collections and so on.
Web of Lib increases the ability of libraries to access to both in print and electronic resources from a single point. With Web of Lib, which is running through the indexed content and metadata, users use a single interface and it is possible to make electronic literature review among pre-indexed records from all sources and existing catalog, subscription databases and open source web archive. In comparison with other solutions, it has superior properties in areas such as usability, literature screening size, indexing depth, relevance, association, metadata format, language detection. An ontological structure is formed on the library, the language can be identified using natural language processing techniques and with the new metadata model created metadata obtained from different sources are turned into a single format and indexed.