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Getting Resource Discovery Right for your Community (Hardback)
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Getting Resource Discovery Right for your Community (Hardback)

Hardback 256 Pages / Published: 31/12/2018
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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.

Getting Resource Discovery Right for your User Community 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.

Publisher: Facet Publishing
ISBN: 9781783301393
Number of pages: 256
Dimensions: 234 x 156 mm

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