Web Scale Discovery Services

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American Library Association, 2011 - Computers - 61 pages
To help individual libraries evaluate which service will best meet the needs of the library and its community, this report provides detailed evaluation questions and concludes with a section providing additional background information on each service.
 

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Contents

Chapter 1Web Scale Discovery
5
Chapter 2OCLC WorldCat Local
12
Chapter 3Serials Solutions Summon
22
Chapter 4Ebsco Discovery Services
30
Chapter 5Ex Libris Primo Central
39
Chapter 6Differentiators and A Final Note
48
Chapter 7Questions to Consider
54
For More Information
60
Notes
62
Back Cover
64
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Jason Vaughan is the Director of Library Technologies at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV). In this capacity, he serves as senior administrator and provides overall leadership for three departments within the UNLV Libraries: Digital Collections, Library Systems, and Web and Application Development Services. Previous positions at UNLV include Head of Library Systems and Information Systems Librarian. He has published and spoken extensively on library and library technology topics, including library automation, digitization, planning, and policy, and has served as co-investigator for multiple grants totaling over half a million dollars.

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