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A 2016 survey conducted by Simon Inger Consulting found that library web pages (i.e. search engines) are as important to many academics as abstracting and indexing sources. At the same time, library service platforms such as WMS and Alma have been widely adopted, but the “discovery of library-provided resources remains a complex issue with many unfulfilled expectations… and many challenges remain in improving discoverability” as noted by Marshall Breeding in his 2018 library systems report.
This short presentation was designed to highlight strengths and weaknesses of search discovery tool for libraries while identifying opportunities to improve the discoverability of our resources using the catalog.
Presentation & Discussion May 2018