May 19, 2022

Conference Slide Presentation/Case Studies: “Managing Discovery and Linking Services”

The slide deck (59 slides) embedded below was recently uploaded to SlideShare.

The presentation took place at the NASIG 30th Annual Conference on May 28, 2015 in Washington, DC.

Here’s the Session Abstract From the Conference Web Site:

There is a growing trend towards a consolidation of services for Electronic Resource Management (ERM), A-Z journal listings, full text link resolving and discovery services under a single service provider. In many cases, the adoption of a discovery service from a provider that is not the same as the libraries’ existing link resolver service means managing multiple knowledgebases. In this session, 3 libraries will provide an overview of their experience and strategies for maintaining separate link resolving and discovery services in lieu of adopting a full suite of services from a single service provider.

Each speaker will provide a case study on the advantages and/or challenges of managing their chosen discovery service, EBSCO’s EDS, Ex Libris’ Primo and ProQuest’s Summon, in conjunction with the CUFTS/GODOT open source knowledgebase/link resolver.


  • Leanna Jantzi, Electronic Resources Copyright Librarian, Capilano University
  • Jennifer Richard, Academic Librarian, Acadia University
  • Sandra Wong, Electronic Resources Librarian, Simon Fraser University

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