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Thursday, November 7 • 10:45am - 11:25am
Representation of Atypical Resources in the Discovery Layer: Publisher, Discovery Service Provider, and Library Perspectives

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Discovery services have been used in libraries for over 10 years, supporting integrated searching of and access to full text, subject indexes, and a library’s collection. In this session, panelists, representing different perspectives, will discuss the representation of atypical resources – meaning content other than primarily article- or chapter-based journal, book, or full-text collections – in the discovery layer. Atypical resources provide numeric data, maps, other types of visualizations, etc., as well as content housed in a library’s special collections. These types of resources present challenges for providers, participating publishers, the library, and, ultimately, for the end user searching for relevant content. The discussion will address the following topics:
  • Discoverability of atypical resources in discovery systems
  • Discoverability and the first-time user
  • Tactics for driving/promoting usage
  • Metadata elements of atypical resources vis à vis discovery systems indexes
  • Granularity of content suitable for discovery systems indexing
  • Indexing of open access atypical content in discovery services
  • NISO Open Discovery Initiative update on guidelines related to atypical resources

Attendees can expect to gain a greater understanding of the complexity of these topics and will be encouraged to raise questions and comments.

Speakers
avatar for Todd Carpenter

Todd Carpenter

Executive Director, NISO
avatar for Jay Holloway

Jay Holloway

Sr Product Manager, End User Services, OCLC
I focus on the end-to-end user experience – from discovery through delivery. I collaborate with librarians, developers, designers, researchers, and library patrons to build intuitive, seamless experiences within OCLC products and services. My recent focus positions the WorldCat... Read More →
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Brian Falato

Senior Cataloger, University of South Florida
I have been doing original cataloging of books, journals, and video (both print and electronic) for 20 years. As we have gotten more involved with e-books at my institution, I have been increasingly focusing on batch loading. I have an interest in all forms of communication and... Read More →
avatar for Jill Blaemers

Jill Blaemers

Senior Editor, Data Planet, SAGE Publishing
Talk to me about data and data literacy! I’m an MLIS with years of experience helping design and build databases that are used to support teaching and learning in higher education. At Data Planet, we aggregate statistical datasets and I develop editorial content that describes the... Read More →
avatar for Linda Kopecky

Linda Kopecky

Head, Research Services – UWM Libraries, University of Wisconsin Milwaukee
Linda is the Head of Research Services at the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, a public urban R1 research university. Linda leads initiatives to support UWM’s overall research environment through advanced library services, collections and facilities. Previously Linda was Associate... Read More →



Thursday November 7, 2019 10:45am - 11:25am EST
Carolina Ballroom A, Francis Marion Hotel 387 King Street, Charleston, SC 29401