Getting Resource Discovery Right for your User Community

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Discovery is central to academic activities at all levels, and is a major focus for libraries and museums. This book will help its readers learn how to adapt in a fast changing area to continue to serve their communities.

Getting Resource Discovery Right for your User Community contains a range of contributions analyzing the ways in which libraries and museums (and others) are tackling the challenges facing them in discovery in the (post)-Google era. Chapters are written by experts, both global and local – describing specific areas of discovery and local implementations and ideas. The book will help with enhancing discovery both inbound – making locally held resources globally discoverable – and outbound – making global resources locally discoverable – in ways which are relevant to your user community. Content covered includes:

  • a survey of what resource discovery is today;
  • analysis of how users approach discovery;
  • using limited resources to help users find collections;
  • discussion of the special requirements of and solutions for archives and museums;
  • the role museum and library discovery plays in learning and teaching;
  • linked open data and discovery; and
  • the future of discovery.

This book will be useful for subject librarians and others who give direct support to library users, digital library technicians, managers, staff with responsibility for managing electronic resources, metadata and discovery specialists, trainers and user education specialists. It will also be of use to curators and others who give direct support to researchers, managers of digitization and cataloging products, IT staff, trainers and user education specialists in archives and museums.



PART 1: Background

1. What is resource discovery today? – Simon McLeish

2. How users approach discovery – Frankie Wilson

PART 2: Helping Users Find Information around the Globe

3. Google and Google Scholar – Karen Blakeman

4. Case Study: Discovering journal articles through publisher/aggregator websites

5. Case Study: ArXiV – Building a service for specific subject needs – David Ruddy

6. Case Study: discovery through a library central index – EBSCO

7. Exposing collections and resources effectively

8. Discovery in learning and teaching – James Prag

PART 3: Meeting Local Requirements

9. Designing and building discovery with open source – Chris Awre

10. Across one nation: Themes and variations across the uk – Neil Grindley

11. Case Study: National Library and archives of Singapore – Chris Tang

12. Case Study: Australian National University

PART 4: Innovations and the Future

13. The future of discovery services – Marshall Breeding

14. Linked open data and discovery – Richard Wallis

15. Case Study: Enhancing discovery using linked open data – Dominic Oldman

16. Applying future innovations to discovery

Concluding remarks  

Simon McLeish

Simon McLeish is Resource Discovery Architect at the Bodleian Libraries, University of Oxford, UK, and previously worked at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) and as an independent IT professional, specializing in Identity and Access Management.John Paschoud has been an IT professional since 1972. As Projects Manager at the LSE Library he led a series of projects which identified and established the technologies for federated access that are now most widely used by academic libraries. As a consulting information systems engineer he now specializes mainly in government and education fields, and is a member of the Technical Advisory Group to the UK Access Management Federation for Education and Research.