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Bibliography

Articles:

Asher, A., Duke, L., & Wilson, S. (2013). Paths of Discovery: Comparing the Search Effectiveness of EBSCO Discovery Service, Summon, Google Scholar, and Conventional Library Resources. College & Research Libraries, 74(5), 464-488.

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Online Doc Catalog Use Bibliography

by Tiffany Hebb on Fri, Jan 23, 2015 at 09:57 am

Bibliography

Articles:

Asher, A., Duke, L., & Wilson, S. (2013). Paths of Discovery: Comparing the Search Effectiveness of EBSCO Discovery Service, Summon, Google Scholar, and Conventional Library Resources. College & Research Libraries, 74(5), 464-488.

Bibliography

Articles:

Asher, A., Duke, L., & Wilson, S. (2013). Paths of Discovery: Comparing the Search Effectiveness of EBSCO Discovery Service, Summon, Google Scholar, and Conventional Library Resources. College & Research Libraries, 74(5), 464-488.

Bauer, K., Friscia, M., & Matheson, S. (2012). From the Catalog to the Book on the Shelf: Building a Mapping Application for Vufind. Code4lib Journal, (17), 1-8. - See more at: http://connect.ala.org/node/202483#sthash.Oazao61t.dpuf

Belford, R. (2014). Evaluating Library Discovery Tools through a Music Lens. Library Resources & Technical Services, 58(1), 49-72. 

Boyer, G., Bacon, V. & Hill, K. (2014). Creating a Cohesive Discovery Service. Serials Review, 40(3), 200-202. 

Bull, S., Craft, E. & Dodds, A. (2014). Evaluation of a Resource Discovery Service: FindIt@BhamNew Review of Academic Librarianship, 20(2), 137-166. 

Calvert, K. (2015). Maximizing Academic Library Collections: Measuring Changes in Use Patterns Owing to EBSCO Discovery Service. College & Research Libraries, 76(1), 81-99.

Chang, H. & Iyer, H. (2012). Trends in Twitter Hashtag Applications: Design Features for Value-Added Dimensions to Future Library Catalogues. Library Trends 61(1), 248-258.
Chickering, F. W. & Yang, S. K. (2014). Evaluation and Comparison of Discovery Tools: an Update. Information Technology & Libraries 23(2), 5-30.

Cmor, D. & Litwin, R. (2014). Should We Retire the Catalog? Reference & User Services Quarterly, 53(3), 213-216.

Cmor, D. & Li, X. (2012). Beyond Boolean, Towards Thinking: Discovery Systems and Information Literacy. Library Management, 33(8/9), 450-457.

Coyle, K. (2010). Cataloging Horizons. American Libraries, 41(3), 26.

Dalton, M. (2014). The Form of Search Tool Chosen by Undergraduate Students Influences Research Practices and the Type and Quality of Information Selected. Evidence Based Library & Information Practice, 9(2), 19-21. 

DeZelar-Tiedman, C. (2011). Exploring User-Contributed Metadata's Potential to Enhance Access to Literary Works. Library Resources & Technical Services, 55(4), 221-233.

Djenno, M., Insua, G., Gregory, G. & Brantley, J. (2014). Discovering Usability: Comparing Two Discovery Systems at One Academic Library. Journal of Web Librarianship, 8(3), 263-285.

Ellero, N. (2013). Integration or Disintegration: Where is Discovery Headed? Journal of Library Metadata, 13(4), 311-329.

Ellero, N. (2013). An Unexpected Discovery: One Library's Experience With Web-Scale Discovery Service (WSDS) Evaluation and Assessment. Journal of Library Administration, 53(5-6), 323-343.

Fawley, N. & Krysak, N. (2014). Learning to Love Your Discovery Tool: Strategies for Integrating a Discovery Tool in Face-To-Face, Synchronous, and Asynchronous Instruction. Public Services Quarterly, 10(4), 283-301.

Fu, L., & Thomes, C. (2014). Implementing Discipline-specific Searches in EBSCO Discovery Service. New Library World, 115(3/4), 4-4.

Fyn, A. & LuxRobert, J. (2013). Reflections on Teaching and Tweaking a Discovery Layer. Reference Services Review, 41(1), 113-124.

Harpel-Burke, P. (2012). Catalog Maintenance in the Discovery System: Opinions of Early Adopters. College & Undergraduate Libraries, 19(2-4), 246-263.

Hofmann, M. A., & Yang, S. Q. (2012). “Discovering” What's Changed: a Revisit of the OPACs of 260 Academic Libraries. Library Hi Tech, 30(2), 253-274.

Hoy, M. B. (2012). An Introduction to Web Scale Discovery Systems. Medical Reference Services Quarterly31(3), 323-329. doi:10.1080/02763869.2012.698186 - See more at: http://connect.ala.org/node/202483#sthash.mdnmYJk6.dpuf

Janyk, R. (2014). Augmenting Discovery Data and Analytics to Enhance Library Services. Insights: the UKSG journal, 27(3), 262-268.

Julien, C. & Guastavino, C. & Bouthillier, F. (2012). Capitalizing on Information Organization and Information Visualization for a New-Generation Catalogue. Library Trends 61(1), 149-161.

Kennedy, S. (2014). Uncovering Discovery Layer Services. Public Services Quarterly, 10(1), 54-61.

Leebaw, D., Conlan, B., Gonnerman, K., Johnston, S., & Sinkler-Miller, C. (2013). Improving Library Resource Discovery: Exploring the Possibilities of VuFind and Web-scale Discovery. Journal of Web Librarianship, 7(2), 154-189.

Lown, C. & Sierra, T. & Boyer, T. (2013). How Users Search the Library from a Single Search Box. College & Research Libraries, 74(3), 227-241.

Lundrigan, C., Manuel, K. & Yan, M. (2015). "Pretty Rad": Explorations in User Satisfaction with a Discovery Layer at Ryerson University. College & Research Libraries, 76(1), 43-62.

Lynema, E. & Lown, C. & Woodbury, D. (2012). Virtual Browse: Designing User-Oriented Services for Discovery of Related Resources. Library Trends 61(1), 218-233.

Meredith, W. (2013). Web-Scale Search and Virtual Reference Service: How Summon is Impacting Reference Question Complexity and Reference Service Delivery. Internet Reference Services Quarterly, 18 (1), 1-13.

Miksa, F. (2012). The Legacy of the Library Catalogue for the Present. Library Trends 61(1), 7-34.

Morgan, E. L. (2012). Use and Understand: the Inclusion of Services Against Texts in Library Catalogs and “Discovery Systems”. Library Hi Tech, 30(1), 35-59.

Nichols, A., Billey, A., Spitzform, P., Stokes, A., & Tran, C. (2014). Kicking the Tires: a Usability Study of the Primo Discovery Tool. Journal of Web Librarianship, 8(2), 172-195.

Niu, X., Zhang, T., & Chen, H. (2014). Study of User Search Activities with Two Discovery Tools at an Academic Library. International Journal of Human-Computer Interaction, 30(5), 422-433.

Phetteplace, E. & Darrington, J. (2014). A Hybrid Approach to Discovery Services. Reference & User Services Quarterly, 53(4), 291-295. 

Pinkas, M., Baglivo, M., Klein, I., Brown, E., Harris, R., & Gerhart, B. (2014). Selecting and Implementing a Discovery Tool: The University of Maryland Health Sciences and Human Services Library Experience. Journal of Electronic Resources in Medical Libraries, 11(1), 1-12.

Pirmann, C. (2012). Tags in the Catalogue: Insights From a Usability Study of LibraryThing for Libraries. Library Trends 61(1), 234-247.

Rose-Wiles, L. & Hofmann, M. (2013). Still Desperately Seeking Citations: Undergraduate Research in the Age of Web-Scale Discovery. Journal of Library Administration, 53 (2/3), 147-166.

Spiteri, L. (2012). Social Discovery Systems in Public Libraries: If We Build Them, Will They Come? Library Trends, 61(1), 132-147.

Tarulli, L. & Spiteri, L. F. (2012). Library Catalogues of the Future: A Social Space and Collaborative Tool? Library Trends 61(1), 107-131.

Thompson, J. (2014). Implementing Web-Scale Discovery Services: a Practical Guide for LibrariansLanham : Rowman & Littlefield. 

Thompson, J. L., Obrig, K. S., & Abate, L. E. (2013). Web-Scale Discovery in an Academic Health Sciences Library: Development and Implementation of the EBSCO Discovery Service. Medical Reference Services Quarterly32(1), 26-41. doi:10.1080/02763869.2013.749111 - See more at: http://connect.ala.org/node/202483#sthash.qLqGbfw2.dpuf

Thomsett-Scott, B., & Reese, P. E. (2012). Academic Libraries and Discovery Tools: A Survey of the Literature. College & Undergraduate Libraries, 19(2-4), 123-143

Trott, B., & Tarulli, L. (2011). Readers' Services and the Library Catalog: Coming of Age Fiction? Or Non-Fiction?. Reference & User Services Quarterly, 51(2), 115-118.

Wang, Y. & Dawes, T. (2012). The Next Generation Integrated Library System: A Promise Fulfilled. Information Technology & Libraries, 31(3), 76-84.

Blogs and Podcasts:

Askey, Dale. Giving Up on Discovery. Taiga Forum: http://taiga-forum.org/giving-up-on-discovery/. Accessed Ocober 31, 2013.

Parry, M. As Researchers Turn to Google, Libraries Navigate the Messy World of Discovery Tools. The Chronicle of Higher Education: http://chronicle.com/article/As-Researchers-Turn-to-Google/146081/. Accessed April 21, 2014.

Weinheimer, James. First Thus: Catalog Matters Podcast no. 18: Problems with Library Catalog: http://blog.jweinheimer.net/2013/02/catalog-matters-podcast-no-18-proble...

Weinheimer, James. First Thus: Cataloging Matters no. 19: Library Catalogs and Information Architecture: http://blog.jweinheimer.net/2013/04/cataloging-matters-no-19-library.html

Books:

Chambers, S. (2013). Catalogue 2.0: The future of the library catalogue. Chicago: Neal-Schuman.

Tarulli, L. (2012). The library catalogue as social space: Promoting patron driven collections, online communities, and enhanced reference and readers' services. Santa Barbara, California: Libraries Unlimited.

Reports:

Open Discovery Initiative Working Group. (2014) "Open Discovery Iniative: Promoting Transparency in Discovery." NISO-RP-19-2014. http://www.niso.org/apps/group_public/download.php/13388/rp-19-2014_ODI.pdf

Catalog Examples:

QR Codes: http://infokat.uky.edu/QRinfo.html

For  discussion/consideration:

Catalog by design: http://lj.libraryjournal.com/2013/02/opinion/aaron-schmidt/catalog-by-de...

OPAC Manifesto: http://www.librarian.net/opac/

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Event Discussion: merging the Discovery Services Committee with ETS' Services for Systems & Discovery Committee.

by Cynthia A. Johnson on Mon, Nov 7, 2016 at 10:40 am

Discuss the pros and cons of merging the Discovery Services Committee with ETS' Services for Systems & Discovery Committee.

Online Doc 2016-2107 Discovery Services Goals UPDATE

by Cynthia A. Johnson on Mon, Oct 31, 2016 at 01:00 pm

Goal #1: Explore the pros and cons of merging with RUSA ETS committee(s) that are similar in purpose to the RUSA RSS Discovery Services Committee.

Goal #1: Explore the pros and cons of merging with RUSA ETS committee(s) that are similar in purpose to the RUSA RSS Discovery Services Committee.

On Wednesday, 10/26, the following had a conference call to discuss merging these two groups: Cynthia Johnson, Co-chair of Discovery Services; Lily Todorinova, Chair of Services for Systems and Discovery Committee; Amy Rustic, RSS Chair, Courtney Green McDonald, ETS Chair

The participants reviewed the pros of merging and discussed logistics. The committee chair will discuss with their committees before 12/9/2016. By 12/9/2016 we will inform Amy Rustic and Courtney Green McDonald if our groups are or are not in favor of a merge.

A Doodle poll to the RSS Discovery Services Committee has been sent to the Committee to identify a time to discuss a potential merge.

Goal #2:Determine if this Committee should continue to update the Catalog Use Bibliography (http://connect.ala.org/node/202483)

To be discussed at the virtual Midwinter meeting, scheduled for January 10, 2017.

Goal #3: Determine if we will hold an annual discussion forum at ALA Annual, and, if so, plan for the discussion forum.

To be discussed at the virtual Midwinter meeting, scheduled for January 10, 2017.

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Online Doc 2016-2107 Discovery Services Goals

by Cynthia A. Johnson on Mon, Oct 31, 2016 at 12:52 pm

Goal #1: Explore the pros and cons of merging with RUSA ETS committee(s) that are similar in purpose to the RUSA RSS Discovery Services Committee.

Goal #2:Determine if this Committee should continue to update the Catalog Use Bibliography (http://connect.ala.org/node/202483)

Goal #3: Determine if we will hold an annual discussion forum at ALA Annual, and, if so, plan for the discussion forum.

Discussion 2016 Midwinter Meeting Minutes for RSS Discovery Committee

by Anne Larrivee on Wed, Jan 13, 2016 at 12:17 pm

RSS Discovery Services Committee 2016 Midwinter Meeting

Minutes for the January 6, 2016, 1:00pm EST (held virtually via Web Ex)

Member Present: Lesley Looper, Cynthia Johnson, Steve Brantley; Anne Larrivee (chair)

RSS Discovery Services Committee 2016 Midwinter Meeting

Minutes for the January 6, 2016, 1:00pm EST (held virtually via Web Ex)

Member Present: Lesley Looper, Cynthia Johnson, Steve Brantley; Anne Larrivee (chair)

  • Updates & Introductions

  • Review the Committee Charge and the previously states goals

The RSS Discovery Services Committee focuses on the use of catalogs and other discovery tools in reference service, including such aspects as communicating, evaluating, improving, studying, and teaching the use of such tools; monitors and communicates significant continuities and changes in the use of such tools; identifies and examines critical issues and problems in the use of such tools; provides opportunities for librarians to propose and discuss innovative solutions to discovery problems; joins with librarians in other specialties to produce improvements in library service. (http://www.ala.org/rusa/sections/rss/rsssection/rsscomm/cataloguse/cataloguse)

 

No changes or updates were suggested; the charge will remain the same.

  • Review Goals for 2015-16

*Make a decision about how to move forward with the Cataloging/Discovery Services Bibliography located on the ALA Connect page

The committee has decided to conduct an annual review of the literature to create a yearly bibliography.Rather than being stored on ALA Connect (http://connect.ala.org/node/202483) the bibliography will have PDF links on the RUSA/RSS Discovery Services Page. Committee members will compile citations within a Google doc before the final PDF version is posted on the site.

*Gather information from RSS users about their use with the catalog and/or discovery services via survey, emails or other method

A possible goal for the future; no actions have been taken to gather information over the past year.

*Assess the best way to disseminate information about new trends and literature related to Discovery and Cataloging. - See more at: http://connect.ala.org/node/243349#sthash.rnEvPSDQ.dpuf

During this 2016 Midwinter meeting, committee members decided to move the bibliography from ALA Connect to the RSS website. This shift will allow for more accessibility and visibility for non-ALA members. Literature will be sorted by year rather than by format category. Efforts will also continue to send out relevant webinar announcements via the the RSS listserv.

* Plan the annual discussion forum at ALA Annual, collaborate with another section or committee to plan the forum

Plans were discussed during this meeting.

  • Answer the following questions for RSS Self Study/Section Review

http://connect.ala.org/node/231109 (due Jan.15th). Email has been sent out to committee members. Each committee member will answer one of the following questions:.

 

  • Plan for the Annual RSS Discovery Services Forum (proposal due around Feb, Feb 11th last year)

Last year the call for ALA Annual Forums was sent out in mid January and the proposals were due by early February. Committee agreed that a lightning round of 2-4 presentations followed by table discussions seemed like a good plan.

 

Possible conference themes for 2016:

  • Follow- up with framework discussion, what features work best with one-on-one reference, how have libraries implemented changes

  • Usability studies for discovery systems

  • Partnering with ALCTS (http://www.ala.org/alcts/) ; Why does it do that? Why doesn’t it do that? discussion

  • Partnering with vendors- feature lists, what works best for reference

  • Personal customization, what have libraries done to make their discovery system more appealing for users and answering reference

  • Bring your solutions to discovery platform issues;

Previous Conference Themes:

2015

Meeting Title Examining Discovery Platforms within the New Framework of Information Literacy

Type ALA Annual Conference

Meeting Description for Program Book (Mandatory for Preconferences and Programs. Discussions groups optional. N/A for all others.) This discussion forum will explore the innovative ways that librarians have used Discovery Tools for information literacy and pose possibilities for the future. As the new Information Literacy Framework is unrolled, this forum will consider how instruction overviews of discovery tools have changed or may change in the future. Presenters will briefly explain how they have updated their instructional presentations of discovery tools over time. Participants are encouraged to discuss these topics further details and add their own insight.

Description for Online Conference Scheduler.

This can be longer than the printed Program description, or the same.

This discussion forum will explore the innovative ways that librarians have used Discovery Tools for information literacy and pose possibilities for the future. As the new Information Literacy Framework is unrolled, this forum will consider how instruction overviews of discovery tools have changed or may change in the future. Presenters will briefly explain how they have updated their instructional presentations of discovery tools over time. Participants are encouraged to discuss these topics further details and add their own insight.

Meeting Type

Discussion/Interest Group

ALA Unit(s)/Subunit(s)

RUSA_RSS

iMIS Committee Code or Connect Community IDPlease enter your committee, division, round table, or section iMIS code if you know it. For Connect communities, please enter the number after the "node" in the URL

RUS-MOUCAT

Program Book?

Should this meeting be printed in the Program Book?

Yes

Display Online?

Should this meeting be displayed in the online conference scheduler?

Yes

Preferred Day

Sunday June 28

Preferred Meeting Time

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

 

2014

THEME: “Open to Change: How Have Changes in Discovery Services Improved the User Experience?’

 

2012

Roundtable discussion on: Finding eResources; Catalog Accessibility; Open Source Systems; New Technology and the Mobile Landscape; New Cataloging Standards and Resource Discovery

 

2011

THEME: Diving into the Deep End: Teaching the New Discovery Tools

 

2010

THEME: Innovations in Catalog Use

 

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Event 2016 Virtual Midwinter Meeting- RSS Discovery Services Committee

by Anne Larrivee on Tue, Jan 5, 2016 at 09:41 am

2016 Midwinter Meeting of the RSS Discovery Services Committee

(Virtual Meeting through WebEx)

https://binghamtonu.webex.com/binghamtonu/j.php?MTID=m7827a8f57a5c631247...

AGENDA

 Updates & Introductions

 Review the Committee Charge and the previously states goals

o Goals for 2015-16

*Make a decision about how to move forward with the Cataloging/Discovery Services

Bibliography located on the ALA Connect page

2016 Midwinter Meeting of the RSS Discovery Services Committee

(Virtual Meeting through WebEx)

https://binghamtonu.webex.com/binghamtonu/j.php?MTID=m7827a8f57a5c631247...

AGENDA

 Updates & Introductions

 Review the Committee Charge and the previously states goals

o Goals for 2015-16

*Make a decision about how to move forward with the Cataloging/Discovery Services

Bibliography located on the ALA Connect page

 

*Gather information from RSS users about their use with the catalog and/or

discovery services via survey, emails or other method

 

*Assess the best way to disseminate information about new trends and literature

related to Discovery and Cataloging. - See more at:

http://connect.ala.org/node/243349#sthash.rnEvPSDQ.dpuf

 

* Plan the annual discussion forum at ALA Annual, collaborate with another section

or committee to plan the forum

- See more at: http://connect.ala.org/node/243349#sthash.rnEvPSDQ.dpuf

 Plan for the Annual RSS Discovery Services Forum (proposal due around Feb)

o http://www.ala.org/rusa/contact/rosters/rss/rus-moucat

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Discussion RSS Goals Update 3

by Anne Larrivee on Mon, Sep 14, 2015 at 03:11 pm

Previous Goals 2014-15 and updates:

* Examine the possibility of collaborating with other sections that can help with the planning of an ALA Annual Conference Program 

UPDATE: Co-sponsored the 2015 RSS Discussion Forum with the Library Instruction Roundtable

* Explore different ways that previously created catalog use/discovery bibliography can be presented

Previous Goals 2014-15 and updates:

* Examine the possibility of collaborating with other sections that can help with the planning of an ALA Annual Conference Program 

UPDATE: Co-sponsored the 2015 RSS Discussion Forum with the Library Instruction Roundtable

* Explore different ways that previously created catalog use/discovery bibliography can be presented

UPDATE: Experimented with Wordpress platform and discussed libguide options and also thought about adding slideshare presentations to the bibliography. There are plans to discuss this bibliography further in the future

* Continue to communicate new discovery services-related updates to the larger ALA community via listserv and/or other forms of communication

UPDATE: Sent messages out on the listserv about relevant webinars such as a NISO webinar titled 'Keyword Search = "Improve Discovery Systems" and another webinar titled, "A Single Search Box is Just Not Enough"

 

Upcoming Goals for 2015-2016

Goals for 2015-16

*Make a decision about how to move forward with the Cataloging/Discovery Services Bibliography located on the ALA Connect page
 
*Gather information from RSS users about their use with the catalog and/or discovery services via survey, emails or other method
 
*Send out relevant discovery services and/or cataloging information via the RSS listserv
 
* Plan a the annual discussion forum at ALA Annual, collaborate with another section or committee to plan the forum

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Event Examining Discovery Platforms within the New Framework of Information Literacy

by ALAConnect Helpdesk (staff) on Mon, Jun 8, 2015 at 11:31 am

This discussion forum will explore the innovative ways that librarians have used Discovery Tools for information literacy and pose possibilities for the future. As the new Information Literacy Framework is unrolled, this forum will consider how instruction overviews of discovery tools have changed or may change in the future. Presenters will briefly explain how they have updated their instructional presentations of discovery tools over time. Participants are encouraged to discuss these topics further details and add their own insight.

Discussion RSS Discovery Services Virtual Meeting Minutes ALA Midwinter 2015

by Anne Larrivee on Thu, Feb 5, 2015 at 10:16 am

RSS Discovery Services Committee Virtual Meeting Minutes

January 23, 2015, 11-12 EST

Present: Tiffany H. , Steve B., Sue D.

Members participated via a teleconference call and by sharing a Google Doc

*Introductions

RSS Discovery Services Committee Virtual Meeting Minutes

January 23, 2015, 11-12 EST

Present: Tiffany H. , Steve B., Sue D.

Members participated via a teleconference call and by sharing a Google Doc

*Introductions

* Discussed the ALA Annual Discussion Forum.  We reviewed all the details that Don Boozer needs for the February 9th deadline. We reviewed comments from the feedback sheets from last year that mentioned collaborating with writing centers, teaching with discovery tools, or the future of the tools. We also reviewed last year’s topic. With some brainstorming we settled on the topic of the use of discovery tools within the new information literacy framework.

We all agreed that Sunday, 3-4pm was the best time and that we prefer banquet style seating with a lightening round panel of speakers, similar to the 2014 program. We estimate 120 participants and would need a projector and microphone.  ILI and LIRT were mentioned as possible collaborative partners. Tiffany agreed that she could reach out to LIRT for a collaborative sponsorship. We liked the idea of having recorders at each table share their thoughts through a Google Doc or through a pen and paper.

Tiffany noted that she may not be able to attend Annual.

*Tiffany and Steve recently reviewed the RSS Bibliography that is currently being held on ALA Connect.

Anne showed additional Discovery Bibliographies that she found: https://sites.google.com/site/urd2comparison/articles-on-discovery 

https://discoverytoolsbibliography.wordpress.com/by-year/2014-2/

There was question if we are recreating the wheel. For now, we’ve decided to continue the Bibliography within ALA Connect and also add another ALA Connect page that offers links to relevant presentations from the past year. Steve volunteered to collect these presentation links and post them by February 13th

*RSS Review submission is due February 13th, Anne will submit this

* We reviewed our RUSA and RSS webpages http://www.ala.org/rusa/contact/rosters/rss/rus-moucat

http://www.ala.org/rusa/sections/rss/rsssection/rsscomm/cataloguse/cataloguse

We agreed that the charge and the title of the committee need to be uniform throughout the site. Anne will email the web master, Andrea Hill

*Anne nixed the idea to create a Discovery Chart since it would be to unwieldy for our committee to update but Steve and Sue plan to attend ALA Midwinter and find out more about which institutions are using which discovery tool.

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Event RSS Discovery Services Virtual Meeting

by Anne Larrivee on Fri, Jan 23, 2015 at 08:58 am

I. Introductions

II. ALA Annual Program Discussion: FINAL deadline for meeting/forum submissions    is FEB. 11, 2015

III. Bibliography updates

IV.  Goals for the future: Create a discovery platform comparison chart?, etc, figure out how to promote knowledge

I. Introductions

II. ALA Annual Program Discussion: FINAL deadline for meeting/forum submissions    is FEB. 11, 2015

III. Bibliography updates

IV.  Goals for the future: Create a discovery platform comparison chart?, etc, figure out how to promote knowledge

V. Update the charge on the website http://www.ala.org/rusa/contact/rosters/rss/rus-moucat to match the most recent charge (November 2013)

November 2013 Updated Charge

The RSS Discovery Services Committee focuses on the use of legacy catalogs and newer discovery tools in reference service, including such aspects as communicating, evaluating, improving, studying, and teaching the use of such tools; monitors and communicates significant continuities and changes in the use of such tools; identifies and examines critical issues and problems in the use of such tools; provides opportunities for librarians to propose and discuss innovative solutions to discovery problems; joins with librarians in other specialties to produce improvements in library service.

 

To participate: 

  1. Dial 1-607-777-3200 
  2. Enter the access code 83056005 for your conference, followed by the # key.
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Our Mission
To focus on the use of catalogs and related emerging technologies in reference services, including: monitoring significant continuities and changes; identifying and examining critical issues; and providing a forum for discussion of innovation.

Five things you should know about the Catalog Use Committee
Consistent with its charge, the Catalog Use Committee:

  • Examines issues related to discovery and access in the library catalog (broadly defined).
  • Explores emerging technologies within the context of reference services, tracking those trends most likely to be adapted by libraries and be of benefit to users, such as mobile access.
  • Is concerned with maintaining the integrity of library catalogs for users in light of rapid changes in technology, promoting ease of use during transition, and assessing the gains and losses change brings.
  • Promotes the critical appraisal of library technology (what works, what doesn't), and the responsibility reference staff have in teaching the public how to use library systems.
  • Provides and supports opportunities to showcase innovations. The committee develops programs and discussions on these issues, and co-sponsors events developed by other ALA groups.

 

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