January 22, 2022

NFAIS One Day Workshop on Discovery Services Scheduled For September 30th

NFAIS One Day Workshop on Discovery Services
Date: Friday, September 30, 2011
Location: Philadelphia, PA (A Virtual Workshop Will Also Be Available)
Discount: Both onsite and virtual registrations are available at a discount until September 16th.

Recent years have witnessed the emergence of new information channels know as “discovery services.” Broadly defined as a link between the information user and the platform on or location at which the information resides, these innovative new services provide a single search box” interface to pre-indexed metadata and/or full-text. They are intended to provide users with a simple, fast, and easy “Google-like” search experience; to provide librarians with increased awareness and usage of their holdings; and to provide content providers with an opportunity for increased usage, especially by inexperienced searchers.


  • A look at four of the major discovery services with presentations by EBSCO Discovery Service, Primo Central from Ex Libris, SUMMON from Serials Solutions and OCLC WorldCat
  • The criteria and process used to select a discovery service – what you need to consider in order to make the right decision for your organization
  • Case studies on the timeline and challenges related to the implementation of a discovery service – the preparation required and the results to be expected


  • Bonnie Lawlor, NFAIS Executive Director
  • Maureen C. Kelly, Information Consultant, Moderator
  • Sam Brooks, Senior Vice President, Sales and Marketing, EBSCO Publishing
  • Chip Nilges, Vice President, Business Development, OCLC
  • John Law, Vice President, Discovery Services, Serials Solutions
  • Carl Grant, Chief Librarian, Ex Libris
  • Diane Bruxvoort, Associate Dean, Technology and Support Services, University of Florida
  • Demian Katz, Library Technology Development Specialist, Villanova University
  • Greg Silvis, Assistant Director for Library Computing Systems, University of Delaware Library
  • Scott R. Anderson, Associate Professor and Information Systems Librarian, Millersville University

On Site Attendance: On or Before September 16, 2011

  • NFAIS members pay $385, members of Sister-societies pay $405, and non-members pay $435 (registration fee includes continental breakfast, lunch, and all-day beverages)
  • After September 16th, NFAIS members pay $435, members of Sister-societies pay $455, and non-members pay $485

Registration and Additional Info Direct from NFAIS Web Site

About Gary Price

Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.