Single Search:
The Quest for the Holy Grail

An OCLC Research Report by:
Leah Prescott, Getty Research Institute and
Ricky Erway, OCLC Research

Download the report (.pdf: 163K/29 pp.)

This report summarizes the discussions from an OCLC Research Library Partnership working group of nine single search implementers and highlights the emerging practices in providing single search access to library, archive and museum collections. The goal of the report is to foster successful single search implementations by sharing the experience of the working group with those who want to create single search but don't know where to start.

Related information:

Activity page:
Single Search for Library, Archive and Museum Collections

Report publication announcement:
New Report: Single Search: The Quest for the Holy Grail

Suggested citation:
Prescott, Leah and Ricky Erway. 2011. Single Search: The Quest for the Holy Grail. Dublin, Ohio: OCLC Research. (.pdf: 163K/29 pp.).

For More Information:

Ricky Erway
Senior Program Officer
OCLC Research

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