Keynote:  The Current State of Library Discovery


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Matthew Goldner presents a brief overview of the evolution of library discovery, a look at current generation discovery services, and a more detailed explanation of OCLC’s new WorldCat Discovery service in that context.

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  • When you register, you will automatically be added to the WorldCat Discovery listserv.

    In addition, you may want to sign up for additional listservs. We recommend requesting email updates for WorldCat, and if you are not already on the list, joining the FirstSearch listserv.
  • Keynote:  The Current State of Library Discovery

    1. 1. WiLS Peer Council Meeting, June 4, 2014 Matt Goldner Product & Technology Advocate The Current State of Library Discovery
    2. 2. • A brief history of library discovery • Where we are today • What is WorldCat Discovery Agenda
    3. 3. Brief history of library discovery services
    4. 4. In the early days
    5. 5. First automation
    6. 6. The Web OPAC
    7. 7. Multiple sequential searches
    8. 8. Attempts at broadcast searching
    9. 9. Move to central index
    10. 10. Where we are today
    11. 11. The content providers
    12. 12. Business reason
    13. 13. How much is too much?
    14. 14. The discovery providers Encore Discovery Solution
    15. 15. • Competition vs. Co-opetition • Relevancy ranking • De-duplication • Authority control • Full text indexing
    16. 16. What is WorldCat Discovery Services
    17. 17. • The next generation replacement for FirstSearch Which can be: • Just be your window into WorldCat OR • Your single reference and discovery solution for all of your library’s physical, electronic and digital resources
    18. 18. Single Search of 1.7+ billion items Single Search 318 1.4
    19. 19. • All content available through FirstSearch today – WorldCat, ERIC, MEDLINE, and more • Access to 2.1 billion holdings in libraries around the world • Access to a central index that represents more than 1.4 billion articles, e-books and other e-content • 40 million digitized local library materials – Includes OAIster, Hathitrust and Google Books • Simple, advanced and expert searching • Mobile-aware user interface • On the Web with no login required for you patrons • Library control over content footprint
    20. 20. Direct links to most popular content
    21. 21. Feature your digital collections online with CONTENTdm “quick start” To get started, visit:
    22. 22. Mobile aware interface
    23. 23. Integrated fulfillment options • Borrow from another library Built-in user-initiated interlibrary loan • Link directly to your OPAC for availability • Buy items directly from content providers
    24. 24. • Your library’s collections listed first in search results • Direct link resolution to full-text resources for your library’s e-content subscriptions • A built-in A to Z list • Additional options such as: Real-Time Availability, Group Views, Course Reserves For libraries also maintaining holdings in WorldCat:
    25. 25. and visibility for your collections WorldCat partner traffic July 2012-June 2013 77 million referrals from partner sites 8.7 million click-throughs to libraries
    26. 26. Making WorldCat Discovery Your Library’s Complete Discovery Service
    27. 27. Options Options for everyone –Remote Database Search Options for OCLC cataloging libraries –Real-time Availability –Group Views –Course Reserves/Readers Advisory lists
    28. 28. Stay Informed
    29. 29. • Go to OCLC’s Email and discussion lists page – Select “WorldCat” email updates – Join the FirstSearch listserv to stay informed Get in the Loop
    30. 30. Already have a FirstSearch subscription? • Register now for WorldCat Discovery • Attend a training class to start configuring your instance of WorldCat Discovery • Decide which options are best for your library New to FirstSearch/WorldCat Discovery? • Request a quote Next steps
    31. 31. WorldCat Discovery optional features: • Real-time availability status • A group or consortium view of available resources • Management of course reserves or reading lists • Remote database search of all library subscriptions • Customized traffic and usage reports with Adobe ® Analytics Tailor WorldCat Discovery for your library and save! Order by June 20, 2014 and take 20% off the optional feature(s) you select for your library. Incentive applies only to the subscription period July 1, 2014 – June 30, 2015; standard rates apply after this subscription period. For more details or to request a quote, visit Limited time offer on WorldCat Discovery options