A Manual on use of ABCD central and VHL-Site modules for Developing Library
Information Discovery and Information Literacy Tools By Arnold M. Mwanzu
From Kenya: United States International University-Africa Supervisor: Prof Egbert De Smet
A project report/manual in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the Lib@Web 2014
International Training Program in Antwerpen, Belgium
Information Discovery can be described as creating a platform that enables users to discover
resources easily for instance by providing the possibility of searching multiple resources
simultaneously. Information Literacy in the Library setting is training and providing user
education on utility of the library resources.
The ABCD-Site is an integral tool of information sources which enables you to create, manage
and publish your site.
The central module of ABCD can be used to create databases of different resources i.e. Books,
Journals, IL video tutorials etc. thereby integrating them into an all in one meta-search platform
through the ABCD site module.
This document provides an overall description of the components that can be utilized on both the
ABCD central and the VHL-Site modules to provide Information Discovery and Information
Literacy as Outputs. The Manual gives the steps and details while describing the operations that
may be accomplished.
ABCD-Site organizes information in a structure that integrates and interconnects reference
databases, specialist directories, events and institutions, a catalogue of the information resources
available on the internet, collections of full texts. It further provides a Search feature which
enables searching across all the databases.
Below are the steps and stages of developing IL and ID tools through ABCD central and ABCD