For immediate release | November 25, 2013

Web scale discovery services examined in new American Libraries Live episode

CHICAGO — Web scale discovery services are a tool with major potential to transform the nature of library systems. These services are capable of searching quickly and seamlessly across a vast range of local and remote content and providing relevancy-ranked results in the type of intuitive interface that today’s information seekers expect. If you’re a librarian interested in discovery services, you won’t want to miss the upcoming American Libraries Live, when an expert panel discusses how they work and how you can get the most out of them. Please tune in at 2 p.m. Eastern time on Thursday, Dec. 5 for this free, streaming video broadcast that you can view from your home, library or on-the-go. Joining us for the 60-minute discussion will be:

  • Gwen Evans, executive director of OhioLINK;
  • Courtney Greene, head, discovery and research services, Indiana University;
  • Edward Smith, executive director, Abilene Library Consortium.

This episode of AL Live is sponsored by EBSCO Information Services, which provides a complete and optimized research solution comprised of e-journals, e-books and research databases — all combined with the most powerful discovery service to support your information needs and maximize the research experience of your end-users. For more information, visit

AL Live is an immediate and effective way to get to the heart of the real issues in our industry. With the help of real-time technology, it’s like having your own expert on-hand. We look forward to your joining us. To receive e-mail reminders, register at, or go to at the time of the event. If you’re unable to attend live, this event will be recorded and available at shortly after it concludes.

For information about advertising or sponsoring an AL Live event, contact: Doug Lewis, American Libraries magazine,, (770) 333-1281. For general information or press inquiries about AL Live, contact: Rob Christopher, Marketing Coordinator,, (312) 280-5052.

Related Links

American Libraries Live

EBSCO Information Services

"Web Scale Discovery Services"


Rob Christopher

Marketing Coordinator

ALA Publishing