swissbib is a "Library 2.0" generation metacatalog of Swiss university libraries and the Swiss National Library.
swissbib will implement the highlights of new "Library 2.0" technologies such as
easy and user friendly retrieval, navigation and personalization
fast and high-performance search, using modern search engine technology
excellent ranking of search results
clustering of hits, grouping similar works and subjects
context sensitive links to electronic resources
techniques of social computing, such as tagging and book reviews
swissbib will comprise the following dataset:
catalogs of Swiss universities and academic library consortia
catalogs of the Swiss National Library
metadata of the Swiss universities' document repositories
metadata of academic E-archiving projects in Switzerland
data for catalog enrichment (abstracts and indexes)
In a national context, swissbib should provide these services:
full multilingualism: German, French, Italian, English
transparent access to all electronic resources licensed to Swiss universities
complete overview of library holdings and an efficient interface to local library systems: All print media reported in swissbib can be ordered and delivered within 1 to 2 days within Switzerland.
optimal utilization of all methods used in Swiss university libraries for subject indexing and classification
optional filtering of results by regional, language or content criteria
swissbib should be able to replace largely the online catalogs of IDS, RERO, and the Swiss National Library. swissbib can and should be superior to international products of similar design, such as the „Dreiländerkatalog“ (HBZ) or OCLC's „WorldCat“. Offering a direct access to holdings, swissbib will be the first choice for retrieving scientific information in Switzerland.