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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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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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Discussion Goals Update

by Anne Larrivee on Fri, Nov 7, 2014 at 02:55 pm

The Discovery Services 2014-15 Goals are as follows:

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

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

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

 

The Discovery Services 2014-15 Goals are as follows:

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

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

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

 

Since these goals have been posted the committee has worked together to discuss different ways that the Catalog Use/Discovery Systems Bibliography can be posted. One of the members suggested that we convert the ALA Connect thread to ALA Connect document file. Other suggestions included creating a libguide, a wordpress blog, or linking to the bibliography through online CVs.

Several of the committee members also volunteered to update our current ALA Connect Bibliography with articles and sites that have been published in the last year.

We are currently discussing possible collaborative partners and hope to reach out to them in the next few weeks.

 

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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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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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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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