How are web-scale discovery services changing? Find out in free webcast

For Immediate Release
Thu, 09/24/2015

Contact:

Liz Steiner

Marketing Manager

ALA Publishing

esteiner@ala.org

CHICAGO — A new episode of American Libraries Live — a one-hour discussion on Web-Scale Discovery Services  — will air live at 2 p.m. Eastern on Thursday, Oct. 8. This free streaming video broadcast is brought to you by American Libraries and can be viewed from your home, library or on the go.

Web-scale discovery services are moving library technology forward by leaps and bounds. According to library systems expert Marshall Breeding, “Web-scale discovery services—tools that search seamlessly across a wide range of local and remote content and provide relevance-ranked results—have the ambitious goal of providing a single point of entry into a library’s collections.”

Many librarians have questions about web-scale discovery services. What will change? What technology is available and at what cost? What will we need to know to make informed decisions?

On this episode of AL Live, Marshall Breeding will lead an expert panel in a discussion on the topic of web-scale discovery services. You can pre-register for this free 60-minute event at http://goo.gl/RxIL1H (pre-registration assures you a reminder before the event), or go to www.americanlibrarieslive.org at 2 p.m. Eastern on Thursday, Oct. 8 to view.

AL Live is the popular free streaming video broadcast from American Libraries, covering library issues and trends in real time as you interact with hosts via a live chat and get immediate answers to your questions. With the help of real-time technology, it’s like having your own experts on hand. Find out more, including how to catch upcoming episodes and view archives at http://www.americanlibrarieslive.org.

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