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Discover the Ups and Downs of Discovery Tools Panel Session: Mary Mallery, Denise O’Shea, and Kathleen Hughes, MSU Sprague Library SNRG Users Conference.

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1 Discover the Ups and Downs of Discovery Tools Panel Session: Mary Mallery, Denise O’Shea, and Kathleen Hughes, MSU Sprague Library SNRG Users Conference. June 11, 2013

2 Panel Session Overview 1. Introductions. 2. Discovery Tool Selection and Project Timeline, Mary Mallery. 3. Sirsi Integration with a Discovery Tool, Denise O’Shea. 4. Discovery Tool Implementation and Customization, Kathleen Hughes. 5. Q&A SNRG Users Conference. June 11, 2013

3 Founded as the New Jersey State Normal School at Montclair in 1908 Located in New Jersey communities of Montclair, Little Falls, and Clifton Main campus encompasses about 250 acres Almost 300 majors, minors, concentrations, and certificate programs 18,382 total students 14,432 undergraduate students 3,950 graduate students 4,396 students living on campus SNRG Users Conference. June 11, 2013

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6 St Strategic Plan Objective D: Incorporate new modes of instruction into the curriculum. Ensure that every student has ready access to networked devices (e.g., PC, laptop tablet, smartphone, etc.) internet services and access to adequate training in their use. Incorporate social media and mobile computing technologies in the instructional program wherever feasible and whenever it will enhance the effectiveness of the learning experience. SNRG Users Conference. June 11, 2013

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8 What is Web Scale Discovery? Pre-harvested central index of metadata Single search box for combined searching of licensed, open, and local collections Single results list for all collections Relevancy ranking across entire results Full featured user interface – Facets and tools for narrowing results – Holdings and status info for catalog items from Hoeppner, A. (April, 2012). Computers in Libraries. Online at: Services.shtml Services.shtml SNRG Users Conference. June 11, 2013

9 How do you decide? SNRG Users Conference. June 11, 2013

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12 MSU Discovery Tool Selection Process  Shop around  Take a test drive  Make a deal SNRG Users Conference. June 11, 2013

13 MSU Discovery Tool Project Timeline  Summer 2012  Setup, Training and Data Migration (6 weeks)  Testing Data, A-Z List and Links to Resources  Branding and Icon Definitions  Fall 2012  Soft Launch on Website  Testing and Customizing the Interface  Committee meets biweekly to review issues  Spring 2013  Website Search Launch first week of classes  Marketing the Discovery Service  Evaluation by Ref Librarians and User Feedback SNRG Users Conference. June 11, 2013

14 Thank you! Mary Mallery, Ph.D. Associate Dean for Technical Services Harry A. Sprague Library SNRG Users Conference. June 11, 2013


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