November 23, 2020

Conference Paper: “It Takes Two to Tango… Public Services and Information Technology Staff Collaborate to Launch a New Discovery System”

The following paper will be presented at the 2017 IFLA (International Federation of Library Associations) World Library and Information Congress beginning later this week in Wrocław, Poland.

Title

It Takes Two to Tango… Public Services and Information Technology Staff Collaborate to Launch a New Discovery System

Authors

Lindsay Johnston
University of Alberta

Christine Brown
University of Alberta

Source

via IFLA Library

Abstract

In this paper we will review the implementation of a home grown discovery system using Blacklight. We will explain the overall approach to implementation by sharing training tools, methods for organizing staff input, and approaches to developing staff skills/knowledge relating to discovery systems.

Direct to Full Text Paper (7 pages; PDF)

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.

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