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ALCTS Access to Continuing Resources Interest Group: 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


  • 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 

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!