Implementing Web-scale Discovery Services: A Practical Guide For Librarians by Jolinda ThompsonImplementing Web-scale Discovery Services: A Practical Guide For Librarians by Jolinda Thompson

Implementing Web-scale Discovery Services: A Practical Guide For Librarians

byJolinda Thompson

Paperback | September 11, 2014

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Implementing Web-Scale Discovery Services: A Practical Guide for Librarians is a one-stop source for librarians seeking to evaluating, purchasing, and implementing a web-scale discovery service. The book breaks down each phase of the project into decision points and action plans which will help move the project forward in an orderly and focused manner. After reading this guide, librarians will be able to identify the system with the best content match for their library, conduct informative product trials, negotiate for the best pricing options, and optimize customization of the selected systems to meet local needs.
JoLinda Thompson is technical systems coordinator at Himmelfarb Health Sciences Library and has over fifteen years of experience as a library systems professional.
Title:Implementing Web-scale Discovery Services: A Practical Guide For LibrariansFormat:PaperbackDimensions:174 pages, 10.86 × 8.5 × 0.43 inPublished:September 11, 2014Publisher:Rowman & Littlefield PublishersLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0810891263

ISBN - 13:9780810891265


Table of Contents

PrefaceAcknowledgmentsChapter 1: The Evolution of Web-Scale Discovery in LibrariesChapter 2: A Closer Look at Web-Scale Discovery OptionsChapter 3: Making the Best Content Match for Your LibraryChapter 4: Evaluating the Discovery LayerChapter 5: Other Important Web-Scale Discovery Service Features and FunctionsChapter 6: Selecting and Purchasing a Web-Scale Discovery ServiceChapter 7: Configuring System Content Integration and Customization for Local Needs Chapter 8: Configuring and Branding the Discovery LayerChapter 9: Introducing the Service to Users Chapter 10: Usability Testing of Web-Scale Discovery ServicesChapter 11: Maintaining a Web-Scale Discovery ServiceChapter 12: The Future of Web-Scale DiscoveryGlossaryIndexAbout the Author

Editorial Reviews

Implementing Web-Scale Discovery Services is a great overview of the concepts, current products, and what you need to know to get started. This book answers the question of "where do I start, and what do I need to know going in?"