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ALA Annual 2011 Panel Presentation: The Age of Discovery

The Age of Discovery: Understanding Discovery Services, Federated Search, and Web Scale

Sunday, June 26, 2011, 4:00-5:30 pm
Hilton Riverside – Grand Salon C

Findability, discovery services, federated search, web scale—ways to discover content are increasing all the time, but how do we discover which discovery mechanism is appropriate? Join us to learn more about the discovery landscape. When is it appropriate to use federated search over a discovery service? How does this differ by type of researcher? What kinds of resources should be included in discovery tools? Learn discovery implementation from two librarians in the trenches; learn about “web scale” and how federated search and discovery are evolving from the experts; and how the rest of us can sort out this tangle of access methods!

Abe Lederman, Founder and CTO, Deep Web Technologies
Chip Nilges, Vice President of Business Development, OCLC
Donald Gilstrap, Dean of University Libraries, Wichita State University
Rachel Vacek, Head of Web Services, University of Houston Libraries

 For more information please contact group chair Heather Staines, (heather.staines@springer.com), or vice-chair Anneliese Taylor (anneliese.taylor@ucsf.edu).