Friday 10th May, 2013
9:15am to 11:15am
Discovery services allow patrons to search across their libraries’ collections via one search box. To encourage successful discovery experiences, librarians should consider how they might customize and teach these resources. The UMUC Library has implemented subject searching with EBSCO Discovery Service, allowing users to limit their searches to subject-specific databases. We’ll describe the collaboration between UMUC’s systems and reference librarians to develop, test, launch, promote, and assess subject searching. Librarians from Towson University and Loyola/Notre Dame will share their experiences teaching with discovery services and discuss ways in which discovery services can be used in reference work.
University of Maryland, University College
MLIS Candidate, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, School of Information Studies
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