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Australians can now trust that Dr Google is providing them with reliable information.

Google search results will now show accurate information, fact checked by a panel of doctors and the Mayo Clinic, for over 900 commonly searched for health conditions.

The new "health cards" feature, launched by the internet giant on Wednesday, will include an outline of the condition, symptoms, diagnosis, and prevalence according to age at the top of search results.

For some conditions you'll also see high-quality illustrations from licensed medical illustrators.

With one in 20 online searches related to health, Google says they want to empower their users.

The Australian Medical Association (AMA) has welcomed the new Google health tool but has issued caution.

Tony Bartone from the AMA says anything that improves or supports a patient's health literacy is a good thing.

"What this has done has improved the quality and accuracy of the information people will get when they do the very frequent health searches because up until now the results of the searches were indiscriminate in terms of their veracity and reliability."

But the information should not be used to form a diagnosis, warned Dr Bartone.

"It is information - it is not knowledge. It is essentially to aid a person's understanding around a certain condition," he said.

"A diagnosis is based upon taking a history, an examination and knowing the past medical history of that patient and a management plan is formulated on all those inputs," said Dr Bartone.

Any health concerns should be discussed with a GP.

Author : Sarah Wiedersehn

Source : https://au.news.yahoo.com/a/34312428/google-launches-new-health-search-tool/#page1

Categorized in Search Engine

DES MOINES, Iowa, Jan. 23, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Clinician Reports is pleased to announce the launch of their search engine. The search engine is a new instrument that was designed to help healthcare professionals discover the latest and the greatest medical tools and therapies stat. Like the publication, it exists to help clinicians and their patients thrive.

The search engine features data on over 144,000 FDA-approved and FDA-cleared medical devices, OTC products and pharmaceuticals. Products are prioritized by product reviews and clinical results, and product listings feature hyperlinks to product reviews, clinical studies, FDA correspondence, FDA warnings, webpages and videos. The search engine allows visitors to find products via their therapeutic category of interest, product name, manufacturer, approved indication(s), or by ailment.

Clinician Reports

Ten percent (10%) of Clinician Reports' stock has been reserved to reward clinicians for sharing their time and opinions. Reviewers are awarded 500 shares of Clinician Reports stock for completing each product review form. No conflicts of interest are allowed, all reviews are published, and all reviewer commentary is 100% peer-generated and unfiltered. 

Speaking about the inspiration behind the search engine, Michael Lower, Clinician Reports' Editor in Chief said, "We created the search engine to make a difference. With over 3000 products coming to market annually, healthcare professionals need the wisdom and insight of their peers to discover what's working best, so that they can grow professionally and provide the best healthcare for their patients."

The search engine and publication can be accessed by visiting www.ClinicianReports.com

About Clinician Reports:

Clinician Reports is a publication and search engine that was conceived to help clinicians save time, money and lives. Our purpose is to help healthcare professionals discover the top peer-approved products on the market stat, so that they and their patients can thrive. Feel free to contact us with any questions or comments at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Source : http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/clinician-reports-launches-search-engine-for-medical-professionals-300394897.html

Categorized in Search Engine

ATLANTA, GA--(Marketwired - Jan 18, 2017) - Marketers will now have a much easier time identifying influencers, thanks to Insightpool's new Universal Search. Within seconds, brands that have specific campaign targeting needs can quickly find influencers who match their program goals, by searching 600 million profiles using criteria such as interests, geographic location, and brand affinities. Cox Media Group is one of the first clients taking advantage of the new feature in Insightpool's expanding influencer marketing platform.

"Insightpool took the Rare Country Awards to the next level by connecting our readers to the industry's biggest names in country music, helping make it our most successful campaign to date, earning 80 million plus impressions and close to one million votes from fans across the country," said Scott Markle of RareCountry.com, part of the Cox Media Group. "Because of our success, we're eager to leverage the new Universal Search. With access to millions of influencers, we'll be able to identify the most relevant influencers to continue to boost our social engagement and reach new audiences."

For brand marketers, finding the right influencers for campaigns used to require a great deal of time and effort -- manually sifting through individual social network profiles, searching for specific topics, and creating Excel spreadsheets of potentially relevant campaign participants.

With Universal Search, brand marketers can search for influencers across 100 social networks including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn and other niche social communities such as Yelp!, Reddit, and Weibo. Additionally, they can view key insights by influencer segment to understand follower size and reach, conversation sentiment, frequency of activity and other characteristics. Marketers not only save significant time in selecting the right influencer, but also gain more detailed information about the influencers most likely to actively engage in their strategic campaigns. This leads to higher performance and conversions.

"This is the largest influencer database on the planet," said Insightpool CEO Devon Wijesinghe. "Other influencer platforms offer fewer than 100,000 at most. The real benefit with Universal Search lies in its pure simplicity -- using a familiar search bar to find the most relevant influencers. It used to take days to identify the right people for a campaign. Now it takes seconds."

This story appeared first in Adweek.

Author: Marketwired
Source: http://finance.yahoo.com/news/insightpool-launches-worlds-largest-influencer-182743874.html

Categorized in Search Engine

Call extensions will automatically pull phone numbers featured on landing pages.

January 10, 5:35pm ET: This article has been update with more information about automatic call extensions.

In the second update in a week on how phone numbers display in ads, Google has begun alerting some advertisers that call extensions will start generating automatically as of February 6, 2017.

The notice, emailed to advertisers that use “landing pages prominently featuring a phone number,” started going out on Monday evening. A copy of the full email is below.

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Though you wouldn’t know it from reading this email, call extensions are already set up with the phone number on the landing pages used in this specific account. From what I can tell, the change shouldn’t affect much for this account, though it sounds as if impression volume for call extensions generally will likely go up come February 6.

Reporting for automatic call extensions will be available at the campaign or ad group level. They will not be reported in the automated extension report, either, but in the main call extension report. That at least means that you’ll be able to see all numbers being used for call extensions–whether of your doing or Google’s–in one location. A Google spokesperson has confirmed that if you do have call extensions set up in a campaign, Google will not add other call extensions.

For advertisers using dynamic phone numbers on landing pages and are not using call extensions, the Google spokesperson says that for now it will screen for those scenarios and not generate automatic call extensions when dynamic phone numbers are detected on the landing pages.

However, in situations where advertisers don’t want to pay for calls directed to the phone number listed on their landing pages (or any calls, for that matter), they will have to opt out of all automated extensions can opt out before February 6. To opt out, check the “Do not use specific automated extensions for this account” option available at the bottom of the Automated extensions report from the Ad extensions tab in AdWords. Google has now added an option in the list of automated extensions. Note, that if you check this after February 6, you may need to remove any automated call extensions that Google generated from under the Call extensions section in the Ad extensions tab.

Opt out of adwords automated call extensions

 

Author : Ginny Marvin

Source : http://searchengineland.com/google-adwords-automated-call-extensions-267292 

Categorized in Science & Tech

Herndon, Virginia (PRWEB) January 11, 2017

Search Technologies, the leading IT services firm specializing in the design and implementation of enterprise search and big data analytics applications, has recently launched the Search Technologies Enterprise Search Stack (ST Search Stack) as a cost-effective, risk-free alternative to the Google Search Appliance (GSA). Earlier this year, Google announced that it would be phasing out the GSA and discontinuing support of the search solution as of March 2019.

The ST Search Stack is built on the popular open source search engine Elasticsearch, and is deployable on-premise or in the cloud. A Solr open source option is also available. Expert implementation, support and managed services are also made available with the new solution.

?We stand ready to help customers transition seamlessly to a next generation and cost effective search solution," said Kamran Khan, CEO of Search Technologies. ?As a Google Premier Partner for more than 10 years, and with over 200 GSA customers around the globe, we are well positioned to provide a replacement search solution that is robust, highly customizable and designed to drastically reduce time-to-delivery and long-term total cost of ownership," he added. 

Additional benefits of the new end-to-end solution include an end-user interface with full source code, analytics and search quality improvements, and increased scalability for big data in addition to custom data connectors and plug-ins. An online demo is currently available for users to see how Elasticsearch compares with the GSA. And, Search Technologies is offering a free one-hour consultation on GSA migration services.

About Search Technologies 
With more than 800 customers worldwide, Search Technologies is the leading trusted and independent technology services firm specializing in the design, implementation, and management of search and big data analytics applications. Our experienced consultants and unique technical assets help us deliver customized search and analytics applications that are easier to use, less expensive, more powerful, and more reliable. To learn more, visit http://www.searchtechnologies.com.

Source : http://internet.itbusinessnet.com/article/Search-Technologies-Launches-the-ST-Search-Stack----a-Replacement-Solution-for-the-Google-Search-Appliance-4768247

Categorized in Science & Tech

LAS VEGAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Cogilex R&D Inc., a Montreal-based technology innovation company, today launched a new type of search engine named Seenso Health. Seenso ranks webpages intelligently based on the meaning of their content. In addition, it mimics the behavior of a knowledgeable and helpful guide by offering users knowledge maps of key information and a guided exploratory interface for expanding the search.

“Our goal is to make medical search easier and better. Seenso is a cognitive-based semantic search engine that can identify the meaningful content of webpages and measure their relevance to users’ goals and tasks in context. It can also identify and provide information that is central to users’ needs,” said Dr. Mei Chen, Cogilex’s CEO and chief scientist.

Seenso Health is the first of a series of specialized search engines that Cogilex is developing. “Developing a full-scale real-world semantic search engine that comprises an extensive amount of semantic rules in a knowledge-rich domain of medicine was both conceptually complex and computationally challenging,” said Dr. Chen. “Seenso is the first of its kind.”

Seenso Health’s goal is to provide high-quality medical information in a way that helps users better understand their health problems and make wiser medical decisions. “Nowadays, most of us rely on the Internet to find health-related information, but gaining a good understanding about health issues remains a challenge,” said Dr. Chen. “When people act on fragmented and inadequate information, it can lead to counterproductive feelings, decisions, and actions, and this has become the cause of increasing concern from both health professionals and the search engine community. Our search engine highlights a range of issues important to a health topic and it can potentially help users form a more comprehensive view and make better informed medical decisions.”

Seenso Health is offered as a not-for-profit public service, free of advertisements and user tracking. “We want to give our users the best chance to really learn about things important to their health, without the distraction of ads or concerns about their privacy,” said Dr. Chen. Seenso Health is a platform dedicated to promote health education, self-care, and self-management of chronic conditions at home. “This is our way of making a contribution to a healthier and better world,” said Dr. Chen.

Seenso is being launched at CES 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. A press conference will be held at 4:00 p.m. on Jan. 5, 2017 in Bellini 2003 at the Venetian. Seenso is being displayed at the Eureka Park (Booth #51260) from Jan. 5 to 8, 2017.

About Cogilex R&D Inc. www.Cogilex.com

Cogilex specializes in the research and development of intelligent search engine technology. Its goal is to transform massive, unstructured information into functional knowledge to effectively support users’ learning, decision making, and performance. Seenso Health is a showcase for Cogilex’s innovative technology. Visit Seenso.com.

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Source  : http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20170104005059/en/Cogilex-Launches-Type-Search-Engine-Health

Categorized in Search Engine

CES provides a first glimpse at the future.

Pretty much all of the tech giants attend the vast Vegas expo - either to unveil new products or to clinch deals behind the scene.

But in recent years it's been start-ups that have had many of the most eye-arresting and sensational reveals.

There are more at this year's show than ever before, thanks in part to crowdfunding. They now have to convince retailers - hunting through the halls for the next bestsellers - that the promise of their concept videos has been delivered upon.

Dozens of start-ups are also there thanks to help from governments and other national bodies - France, Israel, Ukraine and the Netherlands all have stands where they'll fly the flag for local talent.

But China may make the biggest splash with more than 1,300 registered exhibitors.

"Every year at CES I meet the people who work on the technology that affects our lives and you can see literally every part of the tech industry represented," innovation evangelist Robert Scoble told the BBC.

Of course, there's a lot of crud too - the challenge is to distinguish the potential hits from the glitch-ridden flops.

Below, we have picked what could be some of the week's highlights:


Voice control and other new interfaces

CES marks the beginning of a land grab by three of the leading virtual assistants: Amazon's Alexa, Microsoft's Cortana and the Google Assistant.

The companies all want their voice-controlled AIs to power third-party products. And Amazon looks to have the head start.

C by GE

The headphones specialist OnVocal will be showing off wireless earphones that link up to Alexa, and GE has also preannounced a table lamp that doubles as a speaker powered by Amazon's voice service. Sonos too aims to add the facility to its wireless speakers, though we believe it isn't quite ready to show off its efforts.

But don't count the other two out.

We know Microsoft is working with Harman Kardon on a "premium audio" speaker, and the firm has teased adding Cortana to other types of products, including toasters. And Google has secured at least one bit of kit at CES - the Aviva speaker - to host its cloud-based intelligence.

Aviva

One expert suggested others will also try to gatecrash the party.

It's not all about voice though.

The French start-up Bixi will be making the case for gesture controls. It will be demoing the final design of a gizmo that lets you control smartphones and tablets with a wave of a hand.

More groundbreaking perhaps is the Blitab, a tactile tablet described as the iPad for the blind.

The Austrian innovation produces small physical bubbles in an area above its touchscreen which delivers refresh double lines of dynamic Braille.

Blitab

Year of the robot?

We're still decades away from having the type of androids seen on TV shows such as Westworld or Humans.

But CES is still an opportunity to see how far along more specialised kit has become.

London-based Emotech is one to watch.

Olly robot

It will unveil Olly - a tabletop bot with its own smart assistant that recognises different household members and adapts it personality to suit each one.

The project was developed with help from academics at University College London, Imperial College and Edinburgh University, and has already secured $10m (£8.2m) of investment from China.

There will also be a range of modular robots.

Several companies are backing the concept, which allows users to switch about parts to change skills and manoeuvrability.

UnibiotImage copyrightEVOVACSImage captionThe Unibot offers changes function depending on which modules are connected to its base

Examples will include Modi, a Lego-style kit that lets owners build a bot out of small cubes - each offering different functions such as motors, lights and infra-red detectors.

Another is Unibot, a robotic vacuum cleaner that trebles up as a mobile home security camera and an air purifier/humidifier.

Meanwhile, OAPs can look forward to Cutii, a robot that resembles an iPad on wheels, which will supposedly become their "companion".

And there will also be bots that zoom round tennis courts picking up balls, remove droppings from cat litter, and even move physical chess pieces around a board.

Robots

Keep an eye out for Laundroid, too. The Japanese clothes-folding machine raised $60m from Panasonic and others for its giant clothes-folding droid following an appearance at last year's CES.

Some have described the idea as ridiculous.

But it will be interesting to see if it works well enough to go on sale later this year, as planned.

Laundroid

Health and wearables

Pregnancy seems to be one of health tech's preoccupations this year.

There is both Ava, a sensor-equipped wristband that apparently alerts women to when they are most fertile, and Trakfertility, a DIY sperm count test that tells an associated app what steps the owner should take to boost their numbers.

Ava wristband

And just in case you are tempted to pair off with the wrong partner, Milo Sensors is in town with what it describes as the world's first blood alcohol wearable.

It's easy to joke, but health tech is booming and analysts are competing to predict how many billions of pounds it will be worth in a decade's time.

The ultimate goal is to create something resembling Star Trek's Tricoder - an all-in-one device that diagnoses any ailment.

An Israeli start-up will be showing off a gadget that promises to get us at least partly there.

Tyto Home

The TytoHome is designed to let families take heart, lungs, throat, abdomen and other organs' readings and send them to their clinicians. Its slogan is a "check-up without the check-in", but medics may need convincing.

There will doubtless be new twists on the fitness tracker too. It would be unwise to suggest the market for such devices has peaked - Fitbit's app topped Apple's App Store this Christmas, indicating people are still buying them in droves.

But a more intriguing development is wearables with built-in airbags.

Air bag wearables

ActiveProtective is promising to show off a prototype smart belt for the elderly that triggers a cushioning action over their hips if it detects a fall.

And Inemotion has developed ski racing clothes with a similar function to prevent injuries on the piste.

France's Wair has a different spin on discreet wearable tech with a internet-connected scarf that doubles as an air filter.

But the question remains whether wearable tech has a profitable future beyond health.

There will be more app-laden smartwatches - including the possibility of the first Android Wear 2.0 devices - at the show, but the sector has not been the hit many had predicted.

We're also promised the world's first vibrating tight cut jeans that offer their wearers directions without having to look at a screen.

Spinali Design

Televisions

If you had asked the experts a decade ago, they would probably have predicted OLED (organic light-emitting diode) TVs would be the norm by now. But the tech has faced several setbacks.

It's stubbornly refused to become as cheap to manufacture as hoped, it doesn't go as bright as LED equivalents and some complain that it "crushes the blacks" making it hard to distinguish detail in the shadows.

Panasonic OLED TV

Even so, OLED retains a wow factor thanks to its ability to control the light of each individual pixel, helping its images to have more "pop", and its screens to be ever thinner.

Panasonic has hinted it will show off an OLED display at CES that will better handle dim scenes, and there is speculation Sony has similar news.

Plus there's reason to believe prices are about to drop.

Until recently, LG manufactured all the OLED panels used by itself and other brands. But now BOE - a Chinese company - has a rival component. The question is who will break ranks to adopt it.

Samsung TVs

Expect Samsung to make a loud noise about QLED, a new spin on its "quantum dot" technology that allows its screens to be brighter than ever before.

That's important because of HDR - another acronym you're going to have to get used to. It refers to high dynamic range, which allows images to appear more vibrant and detailed - especially in scenes containing both glints of light and shadows.

Dolby Vision

The problem is that there are three rival HDR standards - HDR10, Dolby Vision and the BBC's forthcoming HLG - meaning the potential for another format war.

But it is possible to support all three, so it will be revealing to see if any of manufactures make a commitment to do so with their new screens.


Smart home and other "internet-of-things"

It's now relatively cheap and power-efficient to add sensors and wireless data links to products. That's led to an explosion of ideas - some more sensible than others.

Genican

It's debateable how many of us really need Genican, for example, a device that scans rubbish's barcodes as it is thrown away in order to build up a shopping list of replacement items.

Likewise, it's not clear whether an aromatherapy diffuser needs to be smartphone-controlled, even if its scents really boost memory and clean lungs, as claimed.

Where things get more interesting is when tech genuinely makes lives simpler without requiring too much effort.

One way firms are trying to do this is by focusing on the refrigerator.

LG has a model that activates a sterilisation process when it senses temperature and/or humidity issues in order to extend food's shelf life.

And for those who would prefer to retrofit their existing equipment, UK start-up Smarter Applications has Fridgecam: a device that keeps track of what its owners have in stock and when it expires, sending alerts to buy new items when necessary.

Fridgecam

But one expert says if the sector is to achieve its potential, consumers need to be reassured that the risks do not outweigh the benefits.

"In the last 18 months the conversation about security and privacy has moved from the tech pages to the front pages of newspapers," said John Curran from the consultancy Accenture.

"To make these devices easy to connect and easy to use, some companies have hardcoded passwords or put no security measures in place, and that made them an easy target.

"At CES we're looking for businesses to be more transparent about what data is being collected, how it's being used and with whom it's being shared.

"And they need to make it easier for consumers to adjust their security settings."


Virtual and augmented reality

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There are rumours that HTC will unveil a second-generation Vive VR headset at CES - possibly introducing wireless capabilities - but the system is only nine months old, so that seems a tad optimistic.

The two other big virtual reality firms - Sony and Facebook's Oculus division - launched their kit even more recently.

Even so, there should still be lots of developments.

Huawei has just hired Steve LaValle, one of the brains behind Oculus, and the Chinese firm is set to reveal more about its VR plans at the show.

It's a safe bet that several third-party headsets previously teased by Microsoft will also be on display.

Windows 10 event

And we will also see the introduction of Fove, a crowdfunded VR headset with eye-tracking abilities, allowing gamers to control action with shifts in their gaze.

Fove won't be the only one trying to offer new ways for users to interact with virtual experiences.

Fove

A foot controller that lets you direct where your character walks, a sensor-laden T-shirt that tracks your torso's movements, and various haptic devices that try to let consumers feel virtual objects are just some of the products with CES stands.

With augmented reality - where graphics and real-world views are mixed together - things are still at an early stage.

But Asus and others may reveal handsets that include Google's Project Tango depth-sensing technology, adding basic AR capabilities.

Project Alloy

Intel will have more to say about Project Alloy - a headset that lets you see your hands and other real-world objects within VR worlds.

And a start-up called Occipital will demo a contraption that uses an iPhone to create something akin to Microsoft's HoloLens mixed-reality headset.

While hardware may dominate the headlines, it could be content that determines which products are winners.

Occipital Bridge

"In the US the National Basketball Association recently announced that it will broadcast games in virtual reality," noted Mr Curran.

"And as other big media and content companies get involved, they will attract more types of consumers to VR, rather than just the tech-enthused.

"So, I'll be looking to see which platforms the media providers target as they pursue opportunities in this space."


Transportation

There's going to be a lot of talk and demos of self-driving cars by the big automakers on and off the Las Vegas strip.

Rinspeed

Menawhile, rival chipmakers - including Intel, Nvidia and Qualcomm - will be excitedly pitching their processors and 5G chips as the potential heart of the autonomous vehicle revolution.

But you'll have to wait for a future CES to find anything road-ready that allows the "driver" to really ignore the steering wheel.

BMW HoloActiv

This time round, look instead for new ways to interact with your vehicle.

BMW will unveil its HoloActiv Touch system, in which motorists use finger gestures to interact with graphics that project out of dashboard screens.

And Continental will demo facial recognition tech that recognises who is driving and adjusts mirror and seat positions accordingly.

Faraday Future is also back for a second year to convince sceptics that it can launch an electric car before its funds dry up.

Faraday Future teaser video

There will also be all kinds of alternative transport ideas including an intelligent scooter that shuts off its power if it detects an accident, a motorised rideable suitcase and the latest evolutions of the hoverboard.


Odds and ends

And we've still barely scratched the surface. There are zones dedicated to drones, beauty tech and 3D printing.

Plus there's room for oddities, such as a device that claims to be able to record smells.

Selfie stock drone and Mi Guitar

The BBC tech team will do its best to keep you across all the major developments from the first press day on Tuesday until the show floors shut on Sunday.

You can keep up to date at bbc.co.uk/ces2017 and by following our Twitter list of those covering CES.

Author: Leo Kelion
Source: http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-3840394

Categorized in Science & Tech

Google launched a new way to find new recipes for your New Years feast. The new recipe results are seen on mobile search.

Google has launched a new look and feel for the recipe search results done over a smartphone device. Alex Chitu first noticed the change that shows richer images and content for recipe-related queries.

The results show various recipe cards, with a link to “view all.” When you click on that link, it takes you into a deeper view of recipes that you can then filter more based on these bubble filters at the top of the search results.

Here is a screen shot showing the main results page on mobile:

google-mobile-recipe-main

Here is what happens after you click on “view all”.

google-mobile-recipe-results

And here is what happens when you activate the filters at the top:

google-mobile-recipe-filters

To compare, here is a screen shot I took earlier this month showing the old recipe results:

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Author: Barry Schwartz
Source: http://searchengineland.com/google-launches-new-look-recipes-mobile-search-results-266674

Categorized in News & Politics

CALIFORNIA – After launching a new update to the Photos web app on the iCloud beta website earlier this month, Apple has now rolled out the update to all users (via Mac Generation).

The overhaul to the app on iCloud.com introduces a macOS-like Photos experience with a sidebar that can be toggled on and off, and a scrollable thumbnail view of every photo in an album at the bottom of the site when looking at individual pictures.

Also of note is a new horizontal scrubber to scroll between pictures taken before and after the current photo you’re viewing. Like some of the other new interface elements, this change makes the new app line up more closely with the experience in the current native Mac Photos app.

Author : Mahmood Idrees

Source : https://en.dailypakistan.com.pk/technology/apple-launches-redesigned-icloud-photos-app/

Categorized in Science & Tech

Search more, faster. That’s what the new Primo search engine, launching on Dec. 23 at Morgan Library, will allow users to do.

Primo allows users to search more at once by accessing the library’s catalog, databases and collections all in one place. Primo searches the full text of articles and databases to pull up relevant materials, and is not restricted to just a keyword or title.

Discovery on-the-go means Primo is accessible from any device – iPhone, Android, tablet and more – so users will have a fresh and intuitive web experience when searching content.

Access to the user’s CSU Libraries account is part of Primo, which will help users request items, while streamlining off-campus access to the search. Primo allows users to login and gain access to most electronic resources from off campus without using the VPN/secure.colostate.edu.

Relevancy ranking in Primo uses algorithms to deliver content that is relevant to the search context and user’s profile. Serendipitous discovery allows one to learn and explore content thorough automatic recommendations and virtual browsing.

Maximizing the impact of Morgan Library

In a time where content creation is flourishing and access to information is almost instantaneous through the Internet, Primo helps promote the visibility of library services.

Support for academic research is provided through the Primo Central Index where hundreds of millions of scholarly e-resources are aggregated. Analytics and reporting provide the user with insights into their searches; promotion of local content enables the library to feature collections; and brand visibility tailors Primo’s look and feel to create a discovery environment unique to Morgan Library.

Nearly 2,100 global institutions use Primo to encourage library discovery and enhance the search experience. This launch will provide greater institutional value and support for CSU students, faculty, and staff.

For more information and to start using Primo, go to the CSU Libraries website.

Author : Christina Vessa

Source : http://source.colostate.edu/library-launches-primo-fast-personalized-search-engine/

Categorized in Search Engine
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