LSDiscovery - Library Discovery System

One Search Interface in LSDiscovery does it all – full text of subscribed journals, online journals, your library collection in LIBSYS 10, and any other subscribed e-Resources from anywhere and anytime. Option to search only subscribed journals, only online journals or your library collection, which is up to date all the time. The contemporary search navigation in LSDiscovery solution is a treat to watch with its smoothness and dexterity in option selection. 

The discovery solution is automatically updated with new journal subscriptions, and dropped subscription, not properly used by the department/institute, are removed. It results in effective utilization of subscribed journals during the entire period, assuring users a responsive face of the Library staff.

One Search

The One Search feature of LSDiscovery provides quick, efficient and smart searches on the Library Catalogue, Institutional Repositories, Journal Articles, E-Books and Other E-resources. In addition to a simple search, it provides complex search strategies using ‘AND’ operator along with support for multiple filters to refine search results for smooth and meaningful navigation across various strategies. Wherever applicable, full text for a specific citation as well as referenced citations can be accessed and browsed, all with a single click. Citations can be downloaded in different formats with options for print and email. LSDiscovery keeps the search indices up to date by auto capturing citations created by the publishers. Favorite searches can be saved, and search history can be viewed for reference.

Enhanced User Interface

The Enhanced User Interface within our library discovery system provides an alternate to the library website as it includes library circulars, timings, patron’s privileges, useful links, location, contact details, FAQs, visitor counts and library branding. The user interface supplements search with new arrivals, popular books, e-books, and other e-Library collection including categories listing. Each user receives a personalized homepage displaying new arrivals based on subject preferences, fines due along with option to pay online, recommended titles, SDI and RSS services, and log of lending transactions. This interface is accessible on mobile devices as well.

Usage Statistics

Using COUNTER and SUSHI (Standardized Usage Statistics Harvesting) protocols, LSDiscovery, library discovery system captures statistics on actual usage of e-resources, whether journal or book or database or any other electronic resources from the publisher’s databases. This data, as captured for the various report formats, is used to generate a comprehensive set of analytical reports with graphical representation. This statistics tool helps libraries get an exact picture of how the subscribed e-resources are being utilized and analyze the ROI on their subscription. This analysis can be used to take decision about the renewal of journals at the end of year.

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