April 19, 2018

Unlocking Search and Discovery


Presented by: EBSCO, Library Journal and ER&L

Event Date & Time: Wednesday, May 6th, 2015, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM ET / 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM PT


Discovery services sit at the forefront of libraries’ current efforts to expose and enhance access to their information resources. Attend this webcast to learn about recent advances in implementing discovery services and the results that these libraries have seen regarding their collections. In addition, a leading technology consultant will present on the future of Discovery services and libraries.


Esther Onega – Head of Collection Management and Delivery, UVA

Discovery Services, Usability and User Expectations
Drawing from her participation in a discovery session at ER&L, Esther will be presenting on the UVA discovery service selection process as well as usability and user expectation aspects of that selection at UVA.

Marshall Breeding – Independent Consultant, Library Technology Reports

The Future of Library Resource Discovery: Creating New Worlds for Users (and Librarians)
In 2014, NISO commissioned a trends and strategy white paper, “The Future of Library Resource Discovery.” The paper, covering an area of significant interest for libraries, provides an overview of the current research discovery environment and investigates technologies and practices which may present growth opportunities to support and improve user experience.

Curtis Thacker – Director of Discovery Systems, Brigham Young University

“The Good, the Bad and the Ugly” and Future Discovery Systems
Curtis served as a panelist on “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly” a big discovery panel at ER&L. Curtis will summarize the session and draw from topics discussed at ER&L, focusing in on the future of discovery systems.


John McDonald – Associate Dean for Collections, USC

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