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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 Colleen Seale on Thu, Jun 26, 2014 at 01:38 pm

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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. 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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Discussion Discovery Services 2014-15 Goals and Current Activities

by Anne Larrivee on Mon, Oct 6, 2014 at 11:22 am

The Committee's proposed goals for 2014-15 are as follows:

The Committee's proposed goals for 2014-15 are as follows:

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

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

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

As a committee, we will continue to meet and dicuss the latest discovery & cataloging trends that are relevant to reference librarians. We will continue to explore methods for how to communicate our findings.

This past year's conference forum titled "Discussing Discovery Services: What's Working, What's Not, What's Next" welcomed over 120 people. Below is a brief overview:

 

Over 120 people attended the RSS Discovery Services Forum held on  Sunday, June 29th, from 3-4 pm. Five-minute talks were presented by:

Mireille Djenno, Gwen Gregory, and Ling Wang,University of Illinois at Chicago Library, Chicago

What We Discovered About Discovery: Comparing Two Discovery Systems at One Academic Library

 

Emily Keller, University of Washington Libraries

Dumbing down or drilling down? Librarians’ perspectives on discovery tools

 

Van Houlson, University of Minnesota

Alma in the Morning:  The Impact of a Next Generation Discovery System on Patrons and Staff at a Research Library

 

Rosalind Tedford, Wake Forest University

Future of Discovery: Analytics, Meet Instruction

 

The talks were followed by small group discussions held by the speakers. Overall evaluations of the forum were excellent to very good. PowerPoint slides of the presentations are available on the committee’s ALA Connect site.

The committee also is actively maintaining a bibliography of materials on the catalog and other discovery services at: http://connect.ala.org/node/202483

 

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File RSSLightningTalk

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File RSStalk

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Event Discussing Discovery Services: What's Working, What's Not and What's Next?

by ALAConnect Helpdesk (staff) on Fri, Jun 20, 2014 at 07:37 pm

Come and hear about and discuss the newest developments in discovery services in libraries with your colleagues. Discussion forum sponsored by the *new* RUSA RSS Discovery Services Committee (formerly the RSS Catalog Use Committee).

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Event RUSA RSS Discovery Services Committee Meeting

by ALAConnect Helpdesk (staff) on Fri, Jun 20, 2014 at 07:37 pm

Annual meeting of the RSS Discovery Services Committee (formerly the RSS Catalog Use Committee).

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Online Doc Roster

by Colleen Seale on Wed, Jan 22, 2014 at 03:08 pm

Colleen Seale

Chair, 2012-2013

1-Jul-12

30-Jun-14

ROTATING OFF 2014

         

Prof. Charles William Gee

Member  

Colleen Seale

Chair, 2012-2013

1-Jul-12

30-Jun-14

ROTATING OFF 2014

         

Prof. Charles William Gee

Member  

1-Jul-12

30-Jun-14

ROTATING OFF 2014

Michell J. Hackwelder

Member

1-Jul-12

30-Jun-14

ELIGIBLE FOR REAPPOINTMENT, 2014

Anne Marie Larrivee

Member

1-Jul-12

30-Jun-14

ELIGIBLE FOR REAPPOINTMENT, 2014

Alexander Justice

Member

1-Jul-12

30-Jun-14

ELIGIBLE FOR REAPPOINTMENT, 2014

Tiffany Anderson Hebb

Member

1-Jul-13

30-Jun-15

ELIGIBLE FOR REAPPOINTMENT, 2015

 

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Event Catalog Use Committee Meeting (RUSA RSS)

by ALAConnect Helpdesk (staff) on Fri, Jun 7, 2013 at 01:25 pm

Meeting of the RUSA RSS Catalog Use Committee during the RSS Open House and All Committee Meeting.

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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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