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Thursday, November 8 • 11:30am - 12:10pm
It’s that critical: choosing and creating a discovery experience that users crave

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In today’s world, choice is paramount. When libraries choose their discovery service they are naturally looking for best-in-breed. And there is a lot to consider: the user interface, the content that can be incorporated, the relevance and value ranking and the ability to tailor the solution for specific research needs. What is certain is that more often than not, one size does not fit all. Each institution in fact has its own requirements and different types of users have different needs. From discipline specific support to catalog integration, there is much to consider when setting up the discovery service.

In this session panelists will look at the diverse considerations when choosing and implementing a discovery service. Panelists will discuss different configuration and customization options that are available to libraries, what libraries can do independently, and where vendor support comes in. Topics include branding, profile options, catalog and IR loading, linking, and website integration.


Jeanette Norris

Metadata Management Librarian, Brown University
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Adam Shire

Systems & User Experience Librarian, Douglas D. Schumann Library & Learning Commons Wentworth Institute of Technology
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