Falling down the portal: adventures in federated metasearch technology at California State University Northridge

Presented at 2005 LITA (Library and Information Technology Association) National Forum, San Jose, CA, October 1, 2005.

I. Introduction – Definitions – Landscape of metasearching in academic libraries II. Description of the Implementation at CSU Northridge III. Literature Review IV. Results of student assessment V. Results of librarian assessment VI. Conclusion - including impact of portal/federated searching technology on information literacy programs as well as the future of resource.