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BUFVC launches pioneering federated search environment

Date posted: 23/06/2011

An innovative 'all-in-one' search engine allowing users to access nine online databases, containing more than 13 million records, via a single entry point has been launched by the BUFVC* and Royal Holloway, University of London.

Now users can search all collections from a single entry point and easily view collated results through a clean design and innovative use of icons. Users from HE/FE institutions and BUFVC members only need to login once to access more online content. 

The BUFVC federated search environment will allow users to easily view and filter collated results relating to film, television and radio content. The interactive online research tools offer:

  • ‘human-friendly’ result filters
  • intelligently generated ‘related records & searches’
  • user-friendly icons
  • a detailed user history
  • an export function.

The search environment will replace the need for researchers to locate databases and collections through multiple channels and enable creative discovery of content.

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*British Universities Film & Video Council