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 discovery [2018/10/10 09:58]86.147.100.222 discovery [2019/08/30 08:12]86.181.70.180 Both sides previous revision Previous revision 2019/08/30 08:12 2019/07/18 13:10 2019/07/07 15:34 2018/11/15 08:12 [Products available] 2018/11/15 08:09 2018/10/10 10:14 2018/10/10 10:07 2018/10/10 10:04 2018/10/10 10:01 2018/10/10 09:58 2018/09/23 10:05 admin 2018/09/02 07:52 external edit Next revision Previous revision 2019/08/30 08:12 2019/07/18 13:10 2019/07/07 15:34 2018/11/15 08:12 [Products available] 2018/11/15 08:09 2018/10/10 10:14 2018/10/10 10:07 2018/10/10 10:04 2018/10/10 10:01 2018/10/10 09:58 2018/09/23 10:05 admin 2018/09/02 07:52 external edit Line 1: Line 1: - **Discovery** ​\\ + **Discovery** - \\ + ===== Overviews and reports ===== - [[http://​www.kenchadconsulting.com/​wp-content/​uploads/​2016/​07/​Future_of_Discovery_EDS_User_Group_July2016.pdf|The future of library Discovery services:​]]\\ + + 2018 Report: **[[http://​renewpublishingconsultants.com/​wp-content/​uploads/​2018/​08/​How-Readers-Discover-Content-2018-Published-180903.pdf|How Readers Discover Content in Scholarly Publications**]]** + + Renew Publishing Consultants have published the findings to two major research projects. How Readers Discover Content in Scholarly Publications 2018 is the latest in a series of reports spanning 13 years identifying the trends in user discovery behaviour. The latest research was carried out with the support of leading publishers and intermediaries,​ and attracted responses from over 10,000 people working and studying across all sectors, subject disciplines and regions. Headline results include: + + * SciHub is responsible for around 5% of downloads in the wealthier nations (and must pose a special threat since the content available there is normally the final published version). + * Around 60% of the time people are reading articles from a “free” resources (it is likely PMC is responsible for much of this in the medical sector). + * In the academic sector as a whole, abstracting and indexing databases (A&Is) still appear to be the most important starting point in search. + * Academic search engines (such as Google Scholar) are more important than general search engines. + * Library discovery seems to have peaked in its importance-rating and is only holding a strong position in Humanities, Education and Social Sciences. + * Whilst searching as a discovery method dominates, it still only accounts for around 45% of people’s behaviour. Around 55% of the time people found the article they needed via other methods, eg following links on social media, emails and alerts, browsing other resources. + + [[http://​www.kenchadconsulting.com/​wp-content/​uploads/​2016/​07/​Future_of_Discovery_EDS_User_Group_July2016.pdf|The future of library Discovery services:]] \\ Ken Chad keynote at the EDS (Ebsco Discovery Services) conference at Regents University, London in July 2016. Ken Chad keynote at the EDS (Ebsco Discovery Services) conference at Regents University, London in July 2016. Line 10: Line 22: The Discovery services and library catalogue (OPAC) products used by UK HE institutions are listed on the '​[[:​he_systems_review|HE Systems Review]]'​ page of this wiki The Discovery services and library catalogue (OPAC) products used by UK HE institutions are listed on the '​[[:​he_systems_review|HE Systems Review]]'​ page of this wiki - **Specification (RFP)** + **Specification (RFP)** \\ A sample specification for a discovery service is available on the[[http://​libtechrfp.wikispaces.com/​|http://​libtechrfp.wikispaces.com/​]][[http://www.libtechrfp.com|LIBTechRFP]] (open library specifications) website (wiki) - + - \\ + - A [[http://​libtechrfp.wikispaces.com/​Vertical%20Search%20Specification|sample specification]] for a discovery service is available on the[[http://​libtechrfp.wikispaces.com/| LIBTechRFP]] (open library specifications) website (wiki) + ==== Products available ==== ==== Products available ==== - To see what UK HE institutions are use for search and discovery see the page on[[:​he_systems_review|LMS and related systems]] which includes a column for '​Search and Discovery interfaces'​. It lists OPAC and Discovery products.\\ + To see what UK HE institutions are use for search and discovery see the page on[[:​he_systems_review|LMS and related systems]] which includes a column for '​Search and Discovery interfaces'​. It lists OPAC and Discovery products. \\ - \\ + \\ Some Discovery products are:- Some Discovery products are:- - * [[:​discovery_tool_aquabrowser|AquaBrowser]](Serials Solutions) + * [[:​discovery_tool_aquabrowser|AquaBrowser]] (ProQuest -Serials Solutions) * [[:​discovery_tool_blacklight|Blacklight ]](open source-The University of Virginia Library and Stanford University Library are the primary development partners) * [[:​discovery_tool_blacklight|Blacklight ]](open source-The University of Virginia Library and Stanford University Library are the primary development partners) - + ​* [[:​discovery_tool_ebsco_discovery|Ebsco Discovery Service]] (EBSCO) - ​* [[:​discovery_tool_ebsco_discovery|Ebsco Discovery Service]](EBSCO) + * [[:​discovery_tool_encore|Encore]] (Innovative Interfaces) - + - * [[:​discovery_tool_encore|Encore]](Innovative Interfaces) + - + - * [[:​discovery_tool_endeca|Endeca]](Oracle) + * [[:​discovery_tool_explorit|Explorit]] (Deep Web Technologies ) * [[:​discovery_tool_explorit|Explorit]] (Deep Web Technologies ) - * [[:​discovery_tool_fast|FAST]](Microsoft) * [[:​discovery_tool_fast|FAST]](Microsoft) - * [[http://​scholar.google.co.uk/​intl/​en/​scholar/​about.html|Google Scholar]](Google) * [[http://​scholar.google.co.uk/​intl/​en/​scholar/​about.html|Google Scholar]](Google) - + * [[https://​www.leanlibrary.com/​|Lean Library]] (Sage Publications) - * [[:​discovery_tool_primo|Primo]](Ex Libris) + * [[https://​clarivate.libguides.com/​webofscienceplatform/​kopernio|Kopernio]] (Clarivate) + * [[:​discovery_tool_primo|Primo]] (Ex Libris) * [[http://​capitadiscovery.co.uk|Prism]] (Capita) * [[http://​capitadiscovery.co.uk|Prism]] (Capita) - + ​* [[:​discovery_tool_summon|Summon]] (Pro Quest/​ExLibris) - * [[:​discovery_tool_seesearch|Seesearch (Vizolve)]] + * [[:​discovery_tool_vufind|VuFind]] (open source - developed & maintained by Villanova University in the USA) - + * [[:​discovery_tool_worldcat|WorldCat ]](OCLC) - ​* [[:​discovery_tool_summon|Summon]](Serials Solutions) + - + - * [[:​discovery_tool_vufind|VuFind]](open source - developed & maintained by Villanova University in the USA) + - + - * [[:​discovery_tool_worldcat|WorldCat ​Local]](OCLC) + * [[:​discovery_tool_xc|XC]] (Open Source - Rochester Uni) * [[:​discovery_tool_xc|XC]] (Open Source - Rochester Uni) + * [[:​yewno|Yewno]] ==== Discovery products reviews ==== ==== Discovery products reviews ==== Line 56: Line 52: By the Council of Chief Librarians Electronic Access & Resources Committee. (CCL­EAR ) Spring 2016 By the Council of Chief Librarians Electronic Access & Resources Committee. (CCL­EAR ) Spring 2016 - In Spring 2016, selected members of the Council of Chief Librarians, Electronic Access and Resources Committee (CCL­EAR) undertook a \\ comparative study of five discovery tools: \\ ● Ebsco Discovery Service (EDS) \\ ● Encore Synergy \\ ● Primo \\ ● Summon \\ ● Worldcat Local and Discovery \\ The review focused on the coverage, search interface, cost, availability/​accessibility of service, and customer service as well as customization,​ and mobile options for each product.. \\ During Fall 2015 and Spring 2016 CCL­EAR conducted a comparison review of Discovery Services for the California Community Colleges. To \\ inform the comparison a survey was sent to the 113 colleges to learn if institutions were using Discovery Services, if so, what they were and what were their experiences with different aspects of the Discovery Services. If institutions did not have a Discovery Service they were asked why and if they were interested in having one. In February 2016 CCL­EAR hosted a Discovery Services meeting and panel where all 113 colleges were invited. The survey results were reported and a panel discussion followed. Open discussion after the panel revealed a number of concerns ​ nd CCL­EAR realized a comparison review would be challenging. Each interface was highly customizable. Content was based on the subscription databases the college had and the visibility and results ranking was based on the Discovery Service. Some products were integrated with Integrated Library Systems (ILS) and other were stand alone products.Reviewers were granted guest access to products across the state, CCL­EAR conducted this comparison review. + In Spring 2016, selected members of the Council of Chief Librarians, Electronic Access and Resources Committee (CCL­EAR) undertook a \\ comparative study of five discovery tools: \\ ● Ebsco Discovery Service (EDS) \\ ● Encore Synergy \\ ● Primo \\ ● Summon \\ ● Worldcat Local and Discovery \\ The review focused on the coverage, search interface, cost, availability/​accessibility of service, and customer service as well as customization,​ and mobile options for each product.. \\ During Fall 2015 and Spring 2016 CCL­EAR conducted a comparison review of Discovery Services for the California Community Colleges. To \\ inform the comparison a survey was sent to the 113 colleges to learn if institutions were using Discovery Services, if so, what they were and what were their experiences with different aspects of the Discovery Services. If institutions did not have a Discovery Service they were asked why and if they were interested in having one. In February 2016 CCL­EAR hosted a Discovery Services meeting and panel where all 113 colleges were invited. The survey results were reported and a panel discussion followed. Open discussion after the panel revealed a number of concerns nd CCL­EAR realized a comparison review would be challenging. Each interface was highly customizable. Content was based on the subscription databases the college had and the visibility and results ranking was based on the Discovery Service. Some products were integrated with Integrated Library Systems (ILS) and other were stand alone products.Reviewers were granted guest access to products across the state, CCL­EAR conducted this comparison review. [[https://​ejournals.bc.edu/​ojs/​index.php/​ital/​article/​view/​5745|Evaluating Web-Scale Discovery Services: A Step-by-Step Guide]] \\ [[https://​ejournals.bc.edu/​ojs/​index.php/​ital/​article/​view/​5745|Evaluating Web-Scale Discovery Services: A Step-by-Step Guide]] \\ Line 63: Line 59: Selecting a web-scale discovery service is a large and important undertaking that involves a significant investment of time, staff, and resources. Finding the right match begins with a thorough and carefully planned evaluation process. In order to be successful, this process should be inclusive, goal-oriented,​ data-driven,​ user-centered,​ and transparent. The following article offers a step-by-step guide for developing a web-scale discovery evaluation plan rooted in these five key principles based on best practices synthesized from the literature as well as the author’s own experiences coordinating the evaluation process at Rutgers University. The goal is to offer academic libraries that are considering acquiring a web-scale discovery service a blueprint for planning a structured and comprehensive evaluation process. \\ Selecting a web-scale discovery service is a large and important undertaking that involves a significant investment of time, staff, and resources. Finding the right match begins with a thorough and carefully planned evaluation process. In order to be successful, this process should be inclusive, goal-oriented,​ data-driven,​ user-centered,​ and transparent. The following article offers a step-by-step guide for developing a web-scale discovery evaluation plan rooted in these five key principles based on best practices synthesized from the literature as well as the author’s own experiences coordinating the evaluation process at Rutgers University. The goal is to offer academic libraries that are considering acquiring a web-scale discovery service a blueprint for planning a structured and comprehensive evaluation process. \\ \\ \\ - **[[https://​www.tsl.texas.gov/​sites/​default/​files/​public/​tslac/​lot/​TSLAC_WP_discovery_2ed_final_20150826.pdf|Discovery services White paper]].**Texas State Library & Archives Commission (Revised edition August 2015) \\ "This paper attempts to provide an overview of discovery services, including their advantages, disadvantages,​ limitations and best practices. In addition, a synopsis of the major discovery vendors is provided in Appendix A" \\  \\ **[[http://​www.niso.org/​apps/​group_public/​download.php/​14487/​future_library_resource_discovery.pdf|The Future of Library Resource Discovery]]:​**A white paper commissioned by the NISO Discovery to Delivery (D2D) Topic Committee \\ By Marshall Breeding February 2015 \\ "This paper provides an overview of the current resource discovery environment and discusses some of the possibilities regarding how these technologies,​ methodologies,​ and products might be able to adapt to changes in the evolving information landscape in scholarly communications and to take advantage of new technologies,​ metadata models, or linking environments to better accomplish the needs of libraries to provide access to resources"​. \\  \\ **[[http://​www.cilip.org.uk/​sites/​default/​files/​documents/​Catalogue%20and%20Index%20issue%20170,​%20March%202013.pdf|Discovery layers and discovery services: a review]]** ​ \\ Andrew Christison, LIS Systems Manager, Sheffield Hallam University \\ IN - Catalogue and Index.Periodical of the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (CILIP) Cataloguing and Indexing Group \\ March 2013, Issue 170 \\  \\ "​Blacklight:​ a next-generation discovery interface"​. By Chris Awre, Head of Information Management, & Diane Leeson, Content and Access Team Leader, Information Management, Library and Learning Innovation, University of Hull \\ IN - [[http://​www.cilip.org.uk/​sites/​default/​files/​documents/​Catalogue%20and%20Index%20issue%20170,​%20March%202013.pdf|Catalogue and Index]].Periodical of the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (CILIP) Cataloguing and Indexing Group \\ + **[[https://​www.tsl.texas.gov/​sites/​default/​files/​public/​tslac/​lot/​TSLAC_WP_discovery_2ed_final_20150826.pdf|Discovery services White paper]].**Texas State Library & Archives Commission (Revised edition August 2015) \\ "This paper attempts to provide an overview of discovery services, including their advantages, disadvantages,​ limitations and best practices. In addition, a synopsis of the major discovery vendors is provided in Appendix A" \\  \\ **[[http://​www.niso.org/​apps/​group_public/​download.php/​14487/​future_library_resource_discovery.pdf|The Future of Library Resource Discovery]]:​**A white paper commissioned by the NISO Discovery to Delivery (D2D) Topic Committee \\ By Marshall Breeding February 2015 \\ "This paper provides an overview of the current resource discovery environment and discusses some of the possibilities regarding how these technologies,​ methodologies,​ and products might be able to adapt to changes in the evolving information landscape in scholarly communications and to take advantage of new technologies,​ metadata models, or linking environments to better accomplish the needs of libraries to provide access to resources"​. \\  \\ **[[http://​www.cilip.org.uk/​sites/​default/​files/​documents/​Catalogue%20and%20Index%20issue%20170,​%20March%202013.pdf|Discovery layers and discovery services: a review]]** \\ Andrew Christison, LIS Systems Manager, Sheffield Hallam University \\ IN - Catalogue and Index.Periodical of the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (CILIP) Cataloguing and Indexing Group \\ March 2013, Issue 170 \\  \\ "​Blacklight:​ a next-generation discovery interface"​. By Chris Awre, Head of Information Management, & Diane Leeson, Content and Access Team Leader, Information Management, Library and Learning Innovation, University of Hull \\ IN - [[http://​www.cilip.org.uk/​sites/​default/​files/​documents/​Catalogue%20and%20Index%20issue%20170,​%20March%202013.pdf|Catalogue and Index]].Periodical of the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (CILIP) Cataloguing and Indexing Group \\ March 2013, Issue 170 \\ March 2013, Issue 170 \\ \\ \\ Line 89: Line 85: ===== Articles, reports,​blogs and other resources ===== ===== Articles, reports,​blogs and other resources ===== - ​\\ ​**{{:​doing_away_with_the_library_catalogue_kortekaas_june_2014_uksg_webinar.pdf|Doing_away_with_the_library_catalogue_Kortekaas_June_2014_UKSG Webinar.pdf}} ​ \\ + \\ {{:​doing_away_with_the_library_catalogue_kortekaas_june_2014_uksg_webinar.pdf|Doing_away_with_the_library_catalogue_Kortekaas_June_2014_UKSG Webinar.pdf}} ​ \\ \\ \\ - An [[http://​uksg.metapress.com/​content/​e24r6r63785x3771/​fulltext.pdf|article]] "Doing away with the library catalogue | Simone Kortekaas and Bianca Kramer. Insights – 27(3), November 2014"** \\  \\ [[https://​www.youtube.com/​watch?​v=a6BPclajLVI|'​Thinking the unthinkable - doing away with the library catalogue]]'​** By Simone Kortekaas Utrecht University. Plenary presentation at the [[http://​www.uksg.org/​event/​conference14|2014 UKSG conference ]][[mailto:​(s.kortekaas@uu.nl|mailto:​(s.kortekaas@uu.nl]] @simonekortekaas) \\ + An [[http://​uksg.metapress.com/​content/​e24r6r63785x3771/​fulltext.pdf|article]] "Doing away with the library catalogue | Simone Kortekaas and Bianca Kramer. Insights – 27(3), November 2014" \\ - "​University libraries have lost their role in discovery…….they better focus on delivery"​ Simone discusses why the university has got rid of its discovery service and is retiring it library catalogue to better focus on improved *delivery* of resources** \\  \\ [[http://​emilysingley.net/​top-5-problems-with-library-websites-a-review-of-recent-usability-studies/?​utm_content=buffer86ab0&​utm_medium=social&​utm_source=twitter.com&​utm_campaign=buffer|Top 5 problems with library websites – a review of recent usability studies]] \\ + \\ - **Emily Singley Usable Libraries Blog. 1st October 2014 @emilysingley \\ + [[https://​www.youtube.com/​watch?​v=a6BPclajLVI|'​Thinking the unthinkable - doing away with the library catalogue]]'​ By Simone Kortekaas Utrecht University. Plenary presentation at the [[http://​www.uksg.org/​event/​conference14|2014 UKSG conference ]][[mailto:​(s.kortekaas@uu.nl|mailto:​(s.kortekaas@uu.nl]] @simonekortekaas) \\ - While this is about library websites and not narrowly //​Discovery// ​ systems it is a useful summary of usability issues \\ From the blog post:- \\ "What are the most common UX problems with academic library websites and library tools? I looked at 16 studies conducted over the past two years, and here is what I learned: \\ 1. What does that mean? Library jargon. \\ This was by far the most cited problem, Not surprising, considering a recent review of library web sites that found only 49% to be jargon-free. Terms that were problematic:​ \\ * Catalog or discovery tool: “catalog,​” “COPAC,​” “LINK+,​” “Engine Orange” * Fulfillment:​ “Find It @ UIC”, “360Link”,​ “Get it,” “location” * Journal and database terminology:​ “Databases,​” “Periodical,​” “Serial” * Research links: “Research guides,” “Reference Sources,” “E-shelf,​” “Collections” * Locations: “Course reserves,​” “Reference” \\ 2.What am I searching? Understanding search tools \\ In 7 of the studies, users did not understand what was included in search tools. \\ 3.Where am I? Getting lost in silos \\ six studies found usability problems when users were transferred to external sites. \\ 4. What is it? Understanding bibliographic formats and relationships \\ five studies found that students had difficulty understanding the relationship between “articles” and “journals” \\ 5 How do I get it? Difficulty Finding Full-Text \\ five studies found that users had difficulty getting to resources \\ Where is it? Navigating with tabs \\ four studies noticed that users often did not see or use tabs in search tools and LibGuides** \\  \\ [[http://​www.niso.org/​workrooms/​odi/​|Open Discovery Initiative: Promoting Transparency in Discovery]]** (NISO RP-19-2014) NISO June 2014 \\ + "​University libraries have lost their role in discovery…….they better focus on delivery"​ Simone discusses why the university has got rid of its discovery service and is retiring it library catalogue to better focus on improved *delivery* of resources \\ + \\ + [[http://​emilysingley.net/​top-5-problems-with-library-websites-a-review-of-recent-usability-studies/?​utm_content=buffer86ab0&​utm_medium=social&​utm_source=twitter.com&​utm_campaign=buffer|Top 5 problems with library websites – a review of recent usability studies]] \\ + Emily Singley Usable Libraries Blog. 1st October 2014 @emilysingley \\ + While this is about library websites and not narrowly //​Discovery// ​ systems it is a useful summary of usability issues \\ From the blog post:- \\ "What are the most common UX problems with academic library websites and library tools? I looked at 16 studies conducted over the past two years, and here is what I learned: \\ 1. What does that mean? Library jargon. \\ This was by far the most cited problem, Not surprising, considering a recent review of library web sites that found only 49% to be jargon-free. Terms that were problematic:​ \\ * Catalog or discovery tool: “catalog,​” “COPAC,​” “LINK+,​” “Engine Orange” * Fulfillment:​ “Find It @ UIC”, “360Link”,​ “Get it,” “location” * Journal and database terminology:​ “Databases,​” “Periodical,​” “Serial” * Research links: “Research guides,” “Reference Sources,” “E-shelf,​” “Collections” * Locations: “Course reserves,​” “Reference” \\ 2.What am I searching? Understanding search tools \\ In 7 of the studies, users did not understand what was included in search tools. \\ 3.Where am I? Getting lost in silos \\ six studies found usability problems when users were transferred to external sites. \\ 4. What is it? Understanding bibliographic formats and relationships \\ five studies found that students had difficulty understanding the relationship between “articles” and “journals” \\ 5 How do I get it? Difficulty Finding Full-Text \\ five studies found that users had difficulty getting to resources \\ Where is it? Navigating with tabs \\ four studies noticed that users often did not see or use tabs in search tools and LibGuides \\  \\ [[http://​www.niso.org/​workrooms/​odi/​|Open Discovery Initiative: Promoting Transparency in Discovery]] (NISO RP-19-2014) NISO June 2014 \\ "… provides specific guidelines on participation in the new generation of library discovery services. The NISO Open Discovery Initiative (ODI) began work in 2011 to develop recommendations that would increase transparency across all aspects of indexed discovery services. The group’s final publication includes guidelines to content providers on disclosure of level of participation,​ the minimum set of metadata elements provided for indexing, linking practices, and technical formats. Recommendations for discovery service providers address content listings, linking practices, file formats and methods of transfer to be supported, and usage statistics. The document also provides background information on the evolution of discovery and delivery technology and a standard set of terminology and definitions for this technology area. \\ "… provides specific guidelines on participation in the new generation of library discovery services. The NISO Open Discovery Initiative (ODI) began work in 2011 to develop recommendations that would increase transparency across all aspects of indexed discovery services. The group’s final publication includes guidelines to content providers on disclosure of level of participation,​ the minimum set of metadata elements provided for indexing, linking practices, and technical formats. Recommendations for discovery service providers address content listings, linking practices, file formats and methods of transfer to be supported, and usage statistics. The document also provides background information on the evolution of discovery and delivery technology and a standard set of terminology and definitions for this technology area. \\ “An increasing number of libraries, especially those that serve academic or research institutions,​ have invested in the new generation of discovery services that use an aggregated central index to enable searching across a wide range of library related resources,​” explains Marshall Breeding, an independent library consultant and Co-chair of the ODI Working Group. “These libraries expect their entire collection, including licensed and purchased electronic content, to be made available within their discovery service of choice. But it is often not clear which resources are available and which are indexed in full text, by citations only, or both. Libraries deserve a clear explanation of the degree of availability of the content they license in their discovery service—and they need usage statistics to help assess the effectiveness of their discovery tool.” \\ “An increasing number of libraries, especially those that serve academic or research institutions,​ have invested in the new generation of discovery services that use an aggregated central index to enable searching across a wide range of library related resources,​” explains Marshall Breeding, an independent library consultant and Co-chair of the ODI Working Group. “These libraries expect their entire collection, including licensed and purchased electronic content, to be made available within their discovery service of choice. But it is often not clear which resources are available and which are indexed in full text, by citations only, or both. Libraries deserve a clear explanation of the degree of availability of the content they license in their discovery service—and they need usage statistics to help assess the effectiveness of their discovery tool.” \\ “Index-based discovery services involve a complex ecosystem of interrelating issues and interests among content providers, libraries, and discovery service creators,​” states Jenny Walker, an independent publishing consultant and Co-chair of the ODI Working Group. “The ODI Working Group included participation and input from all three stakeholders in the development of these recommendations. These recommendations are intended to encourage participation by the content providers in providing their content for indexing, transparency for libraries with regard to the level of indexing for different collections in the discovery services, and implementation of best practice by the discovery services regarding unbiased linking to source material, the neutrality of algorithms for generating result sets, relevance rankings, and link order.” \\ “Index-based discovery services involve a complex ecosystem of interrelating issues and interests among content providers, libraries, and discovery service creators,​” states Jenny Walker, an independent publishing consultant and Co-chair of the ODI Working Group. “The ODI Working Group included participation and input from all three stakeholders in the development of these recommendations. These recommendations are intended to encourage participation by the content providers in providing their content for indexing, transparency for libraries with regard to the level of indexing for different collections in the discovery services, and implementation of best practice by the discovery services regarding unbiased linking to source material, the neutrality of algorithms for generating result sets, relevance rankings, and link order.” \\ - “NISO and the ODI Working Group intend to support the Recommended Practice with follow-up efforts,” states Todd Carpenter, NISO Executive Director. “Areas of further investigation potentially include collaborative discussion mechanisms, discovery of content via application programming interfaces, handling of restricted content, on-demand lookup, and interaction with COUNTER about usage statistics related to discovery services.”** \\  ​\\  ​\\ [[http://​www.uksg.org/​sites/​uksg.org/​files/​UKSG_final_report_16_12_13_by_LISU.pdf|Impact of library discovery technologies]]**. A report for UKSG. By Valérie Spezi, Claire Creaser. LISU. Loughborough University. November 2013 \\ + “NISO and the ODI Working Group intend to support the Recommended Practice with follow-up efforts,” states Todd Carpenter, NISO Executive Director. “Areas of further investigation potentially include collaborative discussion mechanisms, discovery of content via application programming interfaces, handling of restricted content, on-demand lookup, and interaction with COUNTER about usage statistics related to discovery services.” \\ + \\ + [[http://​www.uksg.org/​sites/​uksg.org/​files/​UKSG_final_report_16_12_13_by_LISU.pdf|Impact of library discovery technologies]]. A report for UKSG. By Valérie Spezi, Claire Creaser. LISU. Loughborough University. November 2013 \\ From the report : \\ From the report : \\ - //RDS is becoming a major element of the academic library landscape, with 77% of survey respondents having already implemented an RDS at their institution,​ and a further 11% in the process of doing so, at the time of the survey.Summon,​ Primo and EDS are the most frequently used, together accounting for over 76% of systems in use."//​ \\ //**Libraries**  ​// \\ //​•Increased usage is not the primary motivation for moving to a discovery technology –libraries are more concerned with user experience and providing a single search interface linked to full text. Undergraduate students are seen as the primary users and beneficiaries of library discovery technologies.//​ \\ //•RDS appears to influence content usage, most visibly for e-books. The impact varies by resource, and across libraries.//​ \\ //​•Library perceptions of increased usage following RDS implementation are borne out by the usage data. E-book usage appears to have accelerated in the case study libraries following RDS implementation,​ while e-journal usage have increased just a little or decreased in some instances.//​ \\ //​•Database searches can be affected by how the RDS interacts with the multiple databases on some provider platforms, artificially increasing the apparent number of searches recorded. Database results were inconclusive,​ although there is some indication that the number of searches of some publisher’s databases may have fallen following RDS implementation.//​ \\ //•Other factors affecting usage include the link resolver and the options selected when libraries implement the RDS, increase in the volume of subscriptions,​ growing appetite for electronic content, particularly e-books, promotion of electronic content by libraries and academics, e.g. via reading lists etc.// \\ //•High levels of library satisfaction with RDS were reported in the survey and in the case studies. Similarly, user feedback is generally very positive.// \\ //​•Libraries are unable to see how well their resources match the RDS index, although they// \\ //believe the match to be 50% or more. There are gaps in the coverage of some collections,​ particularly Law, owing to the fact that the main publishers and content providers in this discipline do not contribute metadata.// \\ //•Only half of the libraries in the survey felt that the content covered in the RDS was// \\ //provided on a neutral basis but the libraries in the case studies did not rate this as a// \\ //major concern. Vendor rivalries and concerns over data control are seenas unhelpful by libraries and publishers.//​ \\ //​•Libraries do not routinely analyse the usage of RDS//  ​** ​\\  \\ Publishers and content providers \\ **•Visibility of content is a key motivation for publishers to engage with RDS. While libraries generally see an increase in journal downloads following implementation of RDS, the picture for individual publishers is more mixed. Smaller publishers may benefit more from RDS than bigger publishers. \\ •Some publishers need to do some work to ensure their data are compatible with and optimised for RDS \\ •Publishers have concerns that they are not being well served by RDS providers who are \\ primarily concerned with their library customers \\ •Publishers and content providers have no evidence as to whether their usage has been \\ affected by RDS–traffic from RDS seems to remain very low and publishers and content providers cannot always tell from their analytics whether traffic to their site is mediated via an RDS. \\ •The impact of RDS is diluted by the use of Web-search engines (on a sector-wide scale)The research found that there is a case for libraries to invest in library discovery technologies,​ despite some limitations on their ability to exploit the full benefits of discovery technologies. It was also found that there is a case for publishers and others in the academic information chain supply to engage with discovery technologies. To this end, a set of recommendations for the various stakeholder groups has been drawn to best support and advance the discovery of academic information** \\  \\ '​[[http://​musingsaboutlibrarianship.blogspot.co.uk/​2013/​11/​is-summon-alone-good-enough-for.html#​.Uonpvyes8hs|Is Summon alone good enough for systematic reviews? Some thoughts]]'​.** By Aaron Tay. Musing about Librarianship blog.10 November 2013 \\ + //RDS is becoming a major element of the academic library landscape, with 77% of survey respondents having already implemented an RDS at their institution,​ and a further 11% in the process of doing so, at the time of the survey.Summon,​ Primo and EDS are the most frequently used, together accounting for over 76% of systems in use."//​ \\ //Libraries // \\ //​•Increased usage is not the primary motivation for moving to a discovery technology –libraries are more concerned with user experience and providing a single search interface linked to full text. Undergraduate students are seen as the primary users and beneficiaries of library discovery technologies.//​ \\ //•RDS appears to influence content usage, most visibly for e-books. The impact varies by resource, and across libraries.//​ \\ //​•Library perceptions of increased usage following RDS implementation are borne out by the usage data. E-book usage appears to have accelerated in the case study libraries following RDS implementation,​ while e-journal usage have increased just a little or decreased in some instances.//​ \\ //​•Database searches can be affected by how the RDS interacts with the multiple databases on some provider platforms, artificially increasing the apparent number of searches recorded. Database results were inconclusive,​ although there is some indication that the number of searches of some publisher’s databases may have fallen following RDS implementation.//​ \\ //•Other factors affecting usage include the link resolver and the options selected when libraries implement the RDS, increase in the volume of subscriptions,​ growing appetite for electronic content, particularly e-books, promotion of electronic content by libraries and academics, e.g. via reading lists etc.// \\ //•High levels of library satisfaction with RDS were reported in the survey and in the case studies. Similarly, user feedback is generally very positive.// \\ //​•Libraries are unable to see how well their resources match the RDS index, although they// \\ //believe the match to be 50% or more. There are gaps in the coverage of some collections,​ particularly Law, owing to the fact that the main publishers and content providers in this discipline do not contribute metadata.// \\ //•Only half of the libraries in the survey felt that the content covered in the RDS was// \\ //provided on a neutral basis but the libraries in the case studies did not rate this as a// \\ //major concern. Vendor rivalries and concerns over data control are seenas unhelpful by libraries and publishers.//​ \\ //​•Libraries do not routinely analyse the usage of RDS// \\  \\ Publishers and content providers \\ •Visibility of content is a key motivation for publishers to engage with RDS. While libraries generally see an increase in journal downloads following implementation of RDS, the picture for individual publishers is more mixed. Smaller publishers may benefit more from RDS than bigger publishers. \\ •Some publishers need to do some work to ensure their data are compatible with and optimised for RDS \\ •Publishers have concerns that they are not being well served by RDS providers who are \\ primarily concerned with their library customers \\ •Publishers and content providers have no evidence as to whether their usage has been \\ affected by RDS–traffic from RDS seems to remain very low and publishers and content providers cannot always tell from their analytics whether traffic to their site is mediated via an RDS. \\ •The impact of RDS is diluted by the use of Web-search engines (on a sector-wide scale)The research found that there is a case for libraries to invest in library discovery technologies,​ despite some limitations on their ability to exploit the full benefits of discovery technologies. It was also found that there is a case for publishers and others in the academic information chain supply to engage with discovery technologies. To this end, a set of recommendations for the various stakeholder groups has been drawn to best support and advance the discovery of academic information \\  \\ '​[[http://​musingsaboutlibrarianship.blogspot.co.uk/​2013/​11/​is-summon-alone-good-enough-for.html#​.Uonpvyes8hs|Is Summon alone good enough for systematic reviews? Some thoughts]]'​. By Aaron Tay. Musing about Librarianship blog.10 November 2013 \\ This blog pots is some considerations following on from his reading of the recent paper "​Google Scholar as replacement for systematic literature searches: good relative recall and precision are not enough"​ by Martin Boeker, Werner Vach and Edith Motschall. \\ This blog pots is some considerations following on from his reading of the recent paper "​Google Scholar as replacement for systematic literature searches: good relative recall and precision are not enough"​ by Martin Boeker, Werner Vach and Edith Motschall. \\ \\ \\ - He notes: //"​Read these speculations with caution, actual tests needs to be done. After posting this speculations,​ I did a couple of actual tests duplicating the *exact* limited searches done for Google Scholar but in Summon, and the results in a few examples (not all) exploded even with restrictions to journal articles + limited disciplines (e.g Medicine), so precision with Summon might even be *worse* than Google Scholar with the very same search statement!//​ \\ //In other cases, Summon yielded less results than Google Scholar with the exact same search statement but at a big decrease in recall.// \\ //Attempts to use the more advanced search features in Summon to include wildcards and longer search statements not possible in Google Scholar, actually exploded the search even further"​.// ​ ​** ​\\  \\ [[http://​musingsaboutlibrarianship.blogspot.co.uk/​2013/​06/​8-things-we-know-about-web-scale.html#​.Ub8ZCNh172s|8 things we know about web scale discovery systems in 2013]]**. By Aaron Tay. Musings about librarianship [blog] 15 June 15, 2013. \\ + He notes: //"​Read these speculations with caution, actual tests needs to be done. After posting this speculations,​ I did a couple of actual tests duplicating the *exact* limited searches done for Google Scholar but in Summon, and the results in a few examples (not all) exploded even with restrictions to journal articles + limited disciplines (e.g Medicine), so precision with Summon might even be *worse* than Google Scholar with the very same search statement!//​ \\ //In other cases, Summon yielded less results than Google Scholar with the exact same search statement but at a big decrease in recall.// \\ //Attempts to use the more advanced search features in Summon to include wildcards and longer search statements not possible in Google Scholar, actually exploded the search even further"​.//​ \\  \\ [[http://​musingsaboutlibrarianship.blogspot.co.uk/​2013/​06/​8-things-we-know-about-web-scale.html#​.Ub8ZCNh172s|8 things we know about web scale discovery systems in 2013]]. By Aaron Tay. Musings about librarianship [blog] 15 June 15, 2013. \\ From the blog post:- \\ From the blog post:- \\ 1. Web Scale Discovery Services increase accessibility of eresources and will definitely on the whole increase full-text downloads \\ 1. Web Scale Discovery Services increase accessibility of eresources and will definitely on the whole increase full-text downloads \\ Line 112: Line 114: 6. Adding Federated search does not add much to web scale discovery (currently) \\ 6. Adding Federated search does not add much to web scale discovery (currently) \\ 7. Content providers are generally eager to cooperate with discovery vendors to have their content indexed. \\ 7. Content providers are generally eager to cooperate with discovery vendors to have their content indexed. \\ - 8. Problems of broken links are still an issue though the problem is less serious and likely to be so in future** \\  \\ [[http://​edchamberlain.wordpress.com/​2013/​07/​16/​random-musing-on-the-headless-library-and-other-search-trends/​|Random musing on the ‘headless library’ and other search trends]]'​** By Ed Chamberlain.( @edchamberlain) \\ + 8. Problems of broken links are still an issue though the problem is less serious and likely to be so in future \\ + \\ + [[http://​edchamberlain.wordpress.com/​2013/​07/​16/​random-musing-on-the-headless-library-and-other-search-trends/​|Random musing on the ‘headless library’ and other search trends]]'​ By Ed Chamberlain.( @edchamberlain) \\ Ed's blog 16 July 2013 \\ Ed's blog 16 July 2013 \\ From the blog post: \\ From the blog post: \\ - //Running and improving library search services has been the core of my job for the past few years, but recently I’ve been involved in discussions on search with colleagues from a non-library background. I’ve spent time explaining (often seemingly justifying) why we’ve taken the routes we have.// \\ //I can understand their point of view. For those not familiar with the way libraries work, search is a ubiquitous commodity and normally done via Google, Wikipedia and Facebook. We’ve developed our own parallel sets of data standards, tools and approaches to the rest of the world and are involved in something of a course correction.//​ \\ //Why do we need to be different, and if we don’t, what does it mean for us?//  ​** ​\\  \\ [[http://​www.slideshare.net/​kenchad/​jibs-discovery-servicesfeb2013kenchad|Trends in, and reflections on, library discovery services’]].** Keynote from at the February 2013 JIBS event: ‘New dawn: the changing resource discovery landscape’. The presentation looks at technology trends and how they might impact library discovery services, the future of search generally and some significant library discovery related initiatives** \\  \\ '​[[http://​www.nesc.ac.uk/​talks/​1114/​Taylor-OpenEdge2011-when-worlds-collide%5B1%5D.pdf|When Worlds collide]]**. Metasearching meets local indexes'​ by Mike Taylor of Indexdata** \\  \\ [[http://​ie-repository.jisc.ac.uk/​430/​1/​OCRIS_Report.pdf|Online Catalogue and Repository Interoperability Study (OCRIS]])** September 2009 \\ + //Running and improving library search services has been the core of my job for the past few years, but recently I’ve been involved in discussions on search with colleagues from a non-library background. I’ve spent time explaining (often seemingly justifying) why we’ve taken the routes we have.// \\ //I can understand their point of view. For those not familiar with the way libraries work, search is a ubiquitous commodity and normally done via Google, Wikipedia and Facebook. We’ve developed our own parallel sets of data standards, tools and approaches to the rest of the world and are involved in something of a course correction.//​ \\ //Why do we need to be different, and if we don’t, what does it mean for us?// \\  \\ [[http://​www.slideshare.net/​kenchad/​jibs-discovery-servicesfeb2013kenchad|Trends in, and reflections on, library discovery services’]]. Keynote from at the February 2013 JIBS event: ‘New dawn: the changing resource discovery landscape’. The presentation looks at technology trends and how they might impact library discovery services, the future of search generally and some significant library discovery related initiatives \\ - The harmonisation of metadata (e.g. variant forms of names or subject descriptors) across a diverse range of resources may also cause problems. Some of the issues were described and analysed in the JISC** \\  \\ [[http://​www.libraryjournal.com/​lj/​ljinprintcurrentissue/​889250-403/​the_next_generation_of_discovery.html.csp|'​The Next Generation of Discovery]]** The stage is set for a simpler search for users, but choosing a product is much more complex.'​ By Judy Luther & Maureen C. Kelly Library Journal. 15th March 2011. Short extract below…… \\ + - //'A casual Google search may well be good enough for a daily task. But if you are a college student conducting his or her first search for peer-reviewed content, or an established scholar taking up a new line of inquiry, then the stakes are a lot higher. The challenge for academic libraries, caught in the seismic shift from print to electronic resources, is to offer an experience that has the simplicity of Google—which users expect—while searching the library’s rich digital and print collections—which users need. Increasingly,​ they are turning to a new generation of search tools, called discovery, for help//'​ \\  \\ ===== Discovery initiatives ===== \\ [[http://​www.niso.org/​workrooms/​odi/​|NISO Open Discovery initiative]] 'The Open Discovery Initiative (ODI) aims at defining standards and/or best practices for the new generation of library discovery services that are based on indexed search. These discovery services are primarily based upon indexes derived from journals, ebooks and other electronic information of a scholarly nature. The content comes from a range of information providers and products–commercial,​ open access, institutional,​ etc. Given the growing interest and activity in the interactions between information providers and discovery services, this group is interested in establishing a more standard set of practices for the ways that content is represented in discovery services and for the interactions between the creators of these services and the information providers whose resources they represent.'​ The ODI working group was formed in late 2011 and held its first meeting in January 2012. \\ + \\ \\ - '​[[http://​newsbreaks.infotoday.com/NewsBreaks/NISO-Launches-Open-Discovery-Initiative-78983.asp|NISO Launches Open Discovery Initiative]]. By Marshall Breeding Information Today. 17 November 2011 \\ + '​[[http://​www.nesc.ac.uk/talks/1114/Taylor-OpenEdge2011-when-worlds-collide%5B1%5D.pdf|When Worlds collide]]. Metasearching meets local indexes' ​by Mike Taylor ​of Indexdata ​\\ - From the article: \\ + - //'The Concept ​of Index-based Search// \\ //The basic model of these index-based discovery products involves three major types of participants:​ those that develop and support the discovery products, the publishers and providers of content products, and the libraries that purchase and implement them. Of course, library patrons represent another set of stakeholders as the ultimate end users of these discovery services.// \\ //As these index-based search products become strategic tools in which libraries make major investments,​ it is important to identify best practices and develop appropriate standards. The Open Discovery Initiative addresses several areas of interest in the arena of index-based discovery tools, including transparency of the content of the indexes, consistent terms and vocabularies,​ and standard mechanisms for transferring content from publishers to discovery service providers.//​ \\  \\ //For example, one area of interest would be providing consistent vocabulary and terms to help libraries evaluate the quality and quantity of the indexes that underlie each discovery service. The effectiveness of these discovery products depends on how fully they index the materials represented in the library’s subscriptions to content products. It is also important to have consistent ways to express whether the indexing of any given resource is based on citation metadata or whether it also indexes the full text of the materials and the frequency of updates. Clarity and transparency in this area should put libraries in a stronger position to make valid comparisons among the discovery products relative to their potential search performance for their collections. Some of the vendors have already begun publishing detailed reports disclosing the materials represented in their indexes. (See, for example, [[http://​www.serialssolutions.com/​discovery/​summon/​content-and-coverage/​|www.serialssolutions.com/​discovery/​summon/​content-and-coverage/​]] or [[http://​www.oclc.org/​worldcatlocal/​overview/​content///​|www.oclc.org/​worldcatlocal/​overview/​content///​]])' ​\\ + \\ \\ - ==== **UK Discovery** ​ ==== In May 2011 the //  **  ​[[http://discovery.ac.uk/​|Discovery ]]**//​initiative was launched. It 'will help to mobilise and energise the community, engaging stakeholders to create a critical mass of open and reusable data, and explore what open data makes possible through real-world exemplars and case studies' ​. //​Discovery//​ is advocating the adoption of open metadata for the furtherance of scholarship and innovation. That's an important business case for UK plc – but what could that mean for individual cultural and educational institutions and agencies? Is there a local business case for open data? \\  \\ [[http://​discovery.ac.uk/businesscase/principles/|//​Discovery//​ Open Metadata principles]] The Discovery principles, launched by the Resource Discovery Task Force on 26 May 2011, propose that '​Open ​metadata ​creates the opportunity for enhancing impact through the release ​of descriptive data about library, archival and museum ​resources. ​It allows such data to be made freely available ​and innovatively reused to serve researchers,​ teachers, students, service providers and the wider community ​in the UK and internationally.' ​\\ + [[http://ie-repository.jisc.ac.uk/430/1/OCRIS_Report.pdf|Online Catalogue and Repository Interoperability Study (OCRIS]]) September 2009 \\ + The harmonisation of metadata ​(e.g. variant forms of names or subject descriptors) across a diverse range of resources ​may also cause problems. Some of the issues were described ​and analysed ​in the JISC \\ \\ \\ - [[http://rdtf.jiscinvolve.org/wp/implementation-plan/|Resource Discovery Taskforce]] (RDTF) The JISC and RLUK Resource Discovery Taskforce was formed to focus on defining the requirements for the provision of a shared UK resource discovery infrastructure for libraries, archives, museums and related resources to support education and research. The taskforce focused on metadata that can assist in access to resources, with a special reference to serials, books, archives/​special collections and museum collections. \\ + [[http://www.libraryjournal.com/​lj/​ljinprintcurrentissue/​889250-403/​the_next_generation_of_discovery.html.csp|'​The Next Generation of Discovery]] The stage is set for a simpler search for users, but choosing a product is much more complex.'​ By Judy Luther & Maureen C. Kelly Library Journal. 15th March 2011. Short extract below…… \\ - == **RDTF Vision**  == The [[http://​ie-repository.jisc.ac.uk/​475/​1/​JISC%26RLUK_VISION_FINAL.pdf|taskforce vision]] is //'UK researchers and students will have easy, flexible and ongoing access to content and \\ services through a collaborative,​ aggregated and integrated resource discovery and delivery framework which is comprehensive,​ open and sustainable'//​ The vision addresses the following JISC strategic objectives: \\ * Provide cost-effective and sustainable shared national services and resources * Help institutions to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of their corporate and business systems * Help institutions to improve the quality of learning and teaching and the student experience * Help institutions to improve the quality, impact and productivity of academic research // ** + //'A casual Google search may well be good enough for a daily task. But if you are a college student conducting his or her first search for peer-reviewed content, or an established scholar taking up a new line of inquiry, then the stakes are a lot higher. The challenge for academic libraries, caught in the seismic shift from print to electronic resources, is to offer an experience that has the simplicity of Google—which users expect—while searching the library’s rich digital and print collections—which users need. Increasingly,​ they are turning to a new generation of search tools, called discovery, for help//'​ + + ==== \\ Discovery initiatives ==== + + \\ [[http://​www.niso.org/workrooms/odi/|NISO Open Discovery initiative]] 'The Open Discovery Initiative (ODI) aims at defining standards and/or best practices for the new generation of library discovery services that are based on indexed search. These discovery services are primarily based upon indexes derived from journals, ebooks and other electronic information of a scholarly nature. The content comes from a range of information providers and products–commercial,​ open access, institutional,​ etc. Given the growing interest and activity in the interactions between information providers and discovery services, this group is interested in establishing a more standard set of practices for the ways that content is represented in discovery services and for the interactions between the creators of these services and the information providers whose resources they represent.'​ The ODI working group was formed in late 2011 and held its first meeting in January 2012. \\ + \\ + '​[[http://​newsbreaks.infotoday.com/​NewsBreaks/​NISO-Launches-Open-Discovery-Initiative-78983.asp|NISO Launches Open Discovery Initiative]]. By Marshall Breeding Information Today. 17 November 2011 \\ + From the article: \\ + //'The Concept of Index-based Search// \\ //The basic model of these index-based discovery products involves three major types of participants:​ those that develop and support the discovery products, the publishers and providers of content products, and the libraries that purchase and implement them. Of course, library patrons represent another set of stakeholders as the ultimate end users of these discovery services.// \\ //As these index-based search products become strategic tools in which libraries make major investments,​ it is important to identify best practices and develop appropriate standards. The Open Discovery Initiative addresses several areas of interest in the arena of index-based discovery tools, including transparency of the content of the indexes, consistent terms and vocabularies,​ and standard mechanisms for transferring content from publishers to discovery service providers.//​ \\  \\ //For example, one area of interest would be providing consistent vocabulary and terms to help libraries evaluate the quality and quantity of the indexes that underlie each discovery service. The effectiveness of these discovery products depends on how fully they index the materials represented in the library’s subscriptions to content products. It is also important to have consistent ways to express whether the indexing of any given resource is based on citation metadata or whether it also indexes the full text of the materials and the frequency of updates. Clarity and transparency in this area should put libraries in a stronger position to make valid comparisons among the discovery products relative to their potential search performance for their collections. Some of the vendors have already begun publishing detailed reports disclosing the materials represented in their indexes. (See, for example, [[http://​www.serialssolutions.com/​discovery/​summon/​content-and-coverage/|www.serialssolutions.com/​discovery/​summon/​content-and-coverage/​]] or [[http://​www.oclc.org/​worldcatlocal/​overview/​content///​|www.oclc.org/​worldcatlocal/​overview/​content///​]])'//​ \\  \\ **UK Discovery** + + //In May 2011 the //  Discovery //​initiative was launched. It 'will help to mobilise and energise the community, engaging stakeholders to create a critical mass of open and reusable data, and explore what open data makes possible through real-world exemplars and case studies'​ . //​Discovery//​ is advocating the adoption of open metadata for the furtherance of scholarship and innovation. That's an important business case for UK plc – but what could that mean for individual cultural and educational institutions and agencies? Is there a local business case for open data? // \\  \\ Discovery// Open Metadata principles The Discovery principles, launched by the Resource Discovery Task Force on 26 May 2011, propose that 'Open metadata creates the opportunity for enhancing impact through the release of descriptive data about library, archival and museum resources. It allows such data to be made freely available and innovatively reused to serve researchers,​ teachers, students, service providers and the wider community in the UK and internationally.'//​ \\  \\ //Resource Discovery Taskforce (RDTF) The JISC and RLUK Resource Discovery Taskforce was formed to focus on defining the requirements for the provision of a shared UK resource discovery infrastructure for libraries, archives, museums and related resources to support education and research. The taskforce focused on metadata that can assist in access to resources, with a special reference to serials, books, archives/​special collections and museum collections.// + + \\ //RDTF Vision// + + //The [[http://​ie-repository.jisc.ac.uk/​475/​1/​JISC%26RLUK_VISION_FINAL.pdf|taskforce vision]] is //'UK researchers and students will have easy, flexible and ongoing access to content and \\ services through a collaborative,​ aggregated and integrated resource discovery and delivery framework which is comprehensive,​ open and sustainable'//​ The vision addresses the following JISC strategic objectives: \\ * Provide cost-effective and sustainable shared national services and resources * Help institutions to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of their corporate and business systems * Help institutions to improve the quality of learning and teaching and the student experience * Help institutions to improve the quality, impact and productivity of academic research //
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