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By Aaron Tay | Covers web scale discovery services as well as related issues like OPACs, Library management systems etc

Open Access and Discovery Tools: How do Primo Libraries Manage Green Open Access Collections?

Title: Open Access and Discovery Tools: How do Primo Libraries Manage Green Open Access Collections?
Author, co-author: Renaville, François
Abstract: …

Open Access

Registration Now Open for a Fall Forum on the Future of Library Discovery

Helping patrons find the information they need is an important part of the library profession, and in the past decade the profession has seen the …

The Future

How Useful are Library Discovery Tools?

Helen Edwards, Editor Refer

At the OCLC EMEA Regional Council Meeting The Art of Invention (February 2015), at least three speakers used the image of a …

Google Scholar

Access and identity management: getting ahead of the curve


Access and identity management: getting ahead of the curve

18 August 2015

It’s well acknowledged that the library is no longer …

Knowledge Creation Platforms: The Next Step after Web-Scale Discovery | Grant | 027.7 Zeitschrift für Bibliothekskultur / Journal for Library Culture

Mirroring FirstSearch searching in WorldCat Discovery (WCD)

As you know, OCLC is rolling out a new discovery interface (WorldCat Discovery) which will merge together the existing OCLC FirstSearch and WorldCat …

Command Line

The Future of Discovery - National Information Standards Organization

NISO Forum:
The Future of Library Resource Discovery

October 5 & 6, 2015
Baltimore, Maryland

About the Forum
• About the Speakers
• Agenda & Event …


Workshop at the Charleston Conference: Defining a Discovery Role for Your Library

Roger Schonfeld is offering the workshop "Defining a Discovery Role for Your Library" at the Charleston Conference on November 4, from 9:00 am - …


Worthington Libraries announces launch of linked data | Worthington Libraries

Posted: Wednesday, August 12, 2015, 11:47 am

This year, Worthington Libraries became one of 12 early adopters of the LibHub Initiative, a coding …


News 2015

Seamless access from Google Scholar to full text in libraries’ ProQuest collections simplifies user workflows

ANN ARBOR, MI, August 11, 2015 – ProQuest


UK Academic Library Survey



ILS Vendor III has released a report based on a survey of patrons at 7 UK academic libraries:“WE LOVE THE LIBRARY, BUT WE LIVE ON THE WEB.” Findings …


Research Article: “Don’t Make Me Type: A Study of Students’ Perceptions of Library Catalogues on Tablet Computers”

The following full text article appears in Partnership: The Canadian Journal of Library and Information Practice and Research.


Erik Gordon …



primo-services are a PHP interface to Primo's X-Service Web services. It currently supports the brief search and full view services. It can also create …


Issue #19 – August 2015


Three ways to search for Open Access journals in Scopus | Elsevier Scopus Blog

On July 29, 2015 Scopus launched an Open Access indicator for journals indexed in Scopus. The indicator allows users to easily identify Open Access …

Open Access

Migrating from A-to-Z to Full Text Finder

Post by Rachel Freeman Posted on July 31, 2015 in EBSCO Discovery Service, Journal Discovery

For many of our customers, migrations to Full Text Finder


Are Library Catalogues going to be swallowed up by Discovery Tools?

The University of Western Ontario recently changed their Library Web Page so that the user can no longer search the Catalogue from the home page. …


Network-based Citation Metrics: Eigenfactor vs. SJR

Can network-based metrics allow us to separate true scientific influence from mere popularity? Continue reading →

University of Washington

WorldCat Discovery July enhancements

WorldCat Discovery adds citations, improves temporary lists and more

WorldCat Discovery Services now includes APA, MLA and Chicago citations to help …

Over 100 Libraries Go Live with Polaris and Sierra in June 2015

Emeryville, CA—Innovative announced today that over 100 libraries went live on the Sierra Library Services Platform or the Polaris ILS just in the …

New Agreement Brings Springer Content (Eight Million Items) to ReadCube

From Springer:

Springer has signed an agreement with the publishing technology company ReadCube to enhance and increase the discoverability of its …


#ALAAC15 Linked Data Love

Linked Data Love: research representation, discovery, and assessment


The explosion of linked data platforms and data stores over the last five years has been profound – both in terms of quantity of data as well as its potential impact. Research information systems such as VIVO …