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Geospatial discovery added to CLIO

We’re excited to announce that the latest CLIO release incorporates a new top level data source, joining Catalog, Articles, Academic Commons, and Web site search.
Select GeoData to search the Columbia University Libraries spatial data collection as well as the collections of several other institutions, using geographical constraints.
GeoBlacklight, a new open source platform for Geospatial discovery will be rolled out in parallel with this change to CLIO, and Quicksearch search results for GeoBL will be slotted in beneath Catalog results in our “bento” display:
As is the case for some other data sources such as Academic Commons, search and faceted filtering will be provided from within CLIO; once an item is selected manipulation and viewing of specific items will be handled from within GeoBlacklight itself.
Another new feature in this release is the display of hit counts next to each data source:

These counts will displayed after a search is executed right up until a facet has been applied. Our hope is that the display of hit counts will make it easier to see how results are distributed among the different data sources as well as increase awareness of data sources whose display may be ‘below the fold’.
Have a question or comment about CLIO?  Click on “Feedback / Help” in the upper right corner of any CLIO screen to connect to Ask a Librarian, or to submit CLIO Suggestions & Feedback.