Resource Discovery in Libraries of Today and Tomorrow

Mar 2020 | 256pp

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Resource Discovery in Libraries of Today and Tomorrow

Edited by Simon McLeish

Discovery is central to academic activities at all levels, and is a major focus for libraries and museums. This book will help its readers learn how to adapt in a fast changing area to continue to serve their communities.

Resource Discovery in Libraries of Today and Tomorrow contains a range of contributions analysing the ways in which libraries and museums (and others) are tackling the challenges facing them in discovery in the (post)-Google era. Chapters are written by experts, both global and local – describing specific areas of discovery and local implementations and ideas. The book will help with enhancing discovery both inbound – making locally held resources globally discoverable – and outbound – making global resources locally discoverable – in ways which are relevant to your user community.

Content covered includes:

  • a survey of what resource discovery is today
  • analysis of how users approach discovery 
  • using limited resources to help users find collections
  • discussion of the special requirements of and solutions for archives and museums
  • the role museum and library discovery plays in learning and teaching
  • linked open data and discovery
  • the future of discovery.

This book will be useful for subject librarians and others who give direct support to library users, digital library technicians, managers, staff with responsibility for managing electronic resources, metadata and discovery specialists, trainers and user education specialists. It will also be of use to curators and others who give direct support to researchers, managers of digitisation and cataloguing products, IT staff, trainers and user education specialists in archives and museums.

Simon McLeish worked in conference organisation before the planning of an Internet conference led to work as a web designer during the dot com era. This developed into a career in digital libraries, including the development of online academic journals, research environments and authentication. Work on Shibboleth and Identity Management culminated in the production of the JISC Identity Management Toolkit and the book Access and Identity Management for Libraries. In 2013, Simon took up the post of Resource Discovery Architect for the Bodleian Libraries of the University of Oxford, and now divides his time between managing existing discovery and authentication services for the libraries and in research and development.

Contributors:

Chris Awre, University of Hull

Tamir Borensztajn, EBSCO

Lorcan Dempsey, OCLC

David De Roure, University of Oxford

Ed Fay, University of Southampton

Masha Garibyan, Librarianship and Information Science Consultant

Richard Green, University of Hull

Wolfram Horstmann, Goettingen State and University Library

Megan Hurst, Athenaeum 21

Haliza Jailini, National Library of Singapore

Kate Lawrence, Akamai Technologies

Christine Madsen, Athenaeum 21

Roxanne Missingham, Australian National University

Oliver Pesch, Chief Product Strategist

Dominic Oldman, British Museum

Carl G. Stahmer, U.C. Davis

Chris Tang, National Library of Singapore

Julie Zhu, IEEE

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