Knowledge centres and libraries play a vital role in keeping patrons aware of the latest developments in their field. In the past librarians have built extensive physical collections of paper-based publications. Now in the 21st century much news and information is published quickly and conveniently on the internet. Increasingly documents may never find their way into paper publication.
Our Inter-Publish solutions provide a platform for content discovery integrated in your website, and a system for harvesting content relevant to your organisation.
Our discovery platform provides AI-enhanced search capabilities and fast, faceted results over large collections of resources. The system can be integrated in your own website using our WordPress plugin, our can be hosted as a front-end to your Koha or DSpace library collection. Our discovery platform indexes many libraries, internet resources and collections and can provide fast, effective discovery of your own collections and resources. In addition to indexing the content in your library, it provides a fully faceted and AI-enhanced search engine. It can index the content of both your library and your website resources care of out Inter-Search WordPress plugin for Inter-Publish
Inter-publish harvesting allows information professionals to identify collections of internet-based information sources (websites, RSS feeds, email inboxes) to be automatically monitored for new documents matching the research interests of different groups of patrons. When new matches are found Inter-publish extracts key metadata, such as date, author, title and transcript. If a PDF file attached to the web page, this will be downloaded. If not, it will capture the actual HTML pages as PDFs.
It is complemented by our Artificial Intelligence-enhanced discovery services providing content integration across many different sources.
Captured documents are held in Inter-publish's local database where they can be quickly reviewed and can be reviewed/curated. Options available to the curator include:
- deleting the document
- modifying the metadata associated with the document
- publishing the document to matching interest group mailing lists
- publishing the document to a collection held in a Koha or DSpace repository
Much of the functionality behind the scanning and capture process is configurable and can be tailored to the specific research requirements of each library.