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GetRef

Title

GetRef

Duration

April 2007 to 10 February 2010

Archived Website

Archived GetRef Website

Summary

The original project was called Xgrain. This project looked at ways to develop a cross-searching (federated searching) mechanism for Abstract and Indexing databases and other bibliographic services in the Jisc Information Environment. The fruit of the project is a fully functional cross-searching tool, GetRef, that enables the user to enter a simple search to multiple services and receive results from each.

The GetRef project determined what initial work was required to deliver a service that would be attractive to more institutions. Twenty-one institutions took the opportunity to have a trial of the GetRef prototype during the project. Interaction with these trial sites gave EDINA vital information when considering whether to build a full service.

EDINA Contact

Christine Rees Project Manager

Funders

Jisc

Contact us at: edina@ed.ac.uk
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom EH3 9DR

EDINA is the Jisc centre for digital expertise & online service delivery at the University of Edinburgh.

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