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Discussion Forum, Midwinter 2011

Discovery systems promise to simplify search by providing access to multiple resources through a single index and interface. This promise has numerous implications for library website design. If you’ve grappled with questions of how to integrate a discovery system (such as Summon, Encore, EBSCO Discovery Service, Primo, or Primo Central) into your library’s website, wondered about pitfalls in that process, or find yourself curious about what may be the next new design standard for information discovery and delivery, join us at Midwinter for an exciting and informative discussion forum. 

Designing Around a Single Search: How Discovery Layers are Changing Library Websites

Sunday, January 9th, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon

Location: SDCC Room 10

Our panelists will present their experiences integrating discovery systems into their websites, will discuss important decisions in the process, and will relay outcomes in terms of user experience. There will be time for Q&A with the panel as well.

Panelists include:

Josh Boyer and Susan Teague Rector, who will discuss North Carolina State University’s experience with Summon and the locally-developed QuickSearch

Beth Bernhardt, who will discuss the University of North Carolina Greensboro’s experience with EBSCO Discovery Service

Johan Oberg, who will discuss Macalester College’s experience with WorldCat Local

This forum is presented by the RUSA/MARS Local Systems & Services committee. Please join us!

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