Managing Discovery and Linking Services

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This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Serials Librarian on June 27, 2016, available online:

http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/0361526X.2016.1153331 

Date created: 
2015-05-27
Keywords: 
Academic libraries
Discovery services
Linking services
Link resolving
ERM
Open source
Knowledgebases
Abstract: 

There is a growing trend towards a consolidation of services for Electronic Resource Management (ERM), A-Z journal listings, full text link resolving and discovery services under a single service provider. In many cases, the adoption of a discovery service from a provider that is not the same as the libraries' existing link resolver service means managing multiple knowledgebases. In this session, 3 libraries will provide an overview of their experience and strategies for maintaining separate link resolving and discovery services in lieu of adopting a full suite of services from a single service provider. Each speaker will provide a case study on the advantages and/or challenges of managing their chosen discovery service, EBSCO's EDS, Ex Libris' Primo and ProQuest's Summon, in conjunction with the CUFTS/GODOT open source knowledgebase/link resolver.

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Presentation given at the 2015 NASIG conference on May 27th, 2015 in Washington, DC. 

Language: 
English
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Article
Conference presentation
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