Web-Scale Discovery Services: Transforming Access

NISO Virtual Conference: Web-Scale Discovery Services: Transforming Access to Library Resources

Virtual conferences are new type of educational event that NISO is offering
this year. These 5-6 hour conferences are held online in webinar-like
formats, with occasional breaks in the schedule for participants. The longer
length allows the depth of coverage of a conference coupled with the
convenience of a webinar.

Date: November 20, 2013

Time: 11:00 – 5:00 p.m. (Eastern Time)

Event webpage: http://www.niso.org/news/events/2013/virtual/discovery


Web-scale Discovery Services are becoming an integral part of libraries’
information gathering arsenal. These services are able to use a single
interface to seamlessly integrate results from a wide range of online
sources, emulating the experience patrons have come to expect from Internet
search engines. But despite their ability to streamline searching, Discovery
Services provide a wide set of challenges for libraries who implement them.

NISO’s third virtual conference, Web-Scale Discovery Services: Transforming
Access to Library Resources, will touch on the potential of discovery
services, how to select a product, as well as the issues and challenges


. Keynote Speaker – Lorcan Dempsey, Chief Strategist at OCLC and
Vice President, OCLC Research

. Selecting a Web-scale Discovery Service – Speaker TBA

. Web-Scale Discovery Service: Making the Decision to Buy or Build –
Speaker TBA

. Implementation: Delivering the Goods – Michael Kucsak, Director of
Library Systems and Technology, University of North Florida

. Zen and the Art of Discovery Maintenance – Athena Hoeppner,
Electronic Resources Librarian, University of Central Florida Libraries

. The Library with a Thousand Databases: Web Scale Discovery and The
Hero’s Journey – Matthew Reidsma, Web Services Librarian, Grand Valley State
University Libraries

. Update on the NISO Open Discovery Initiative – Marshall Breeding,
Independent Consultant and co-chair, NISO Open Discovery Initiative

. Conference Roundtable with all the speakers


Registration is per site (access for one computer) and closes at 12:00 pm
Eastern on November 19, 2013 (the day before the virtual conference).
Discounts are available for NISO members and students. All virtual
conference registrants receive access to the recorded version for one year.

Visit the event webpage to register and for more information: