Upcoming Workshop on Web-Scale Discovery Services a First-of-its Kind Event

By Daniel A. Freeman |


It's no secret that Web-Scale discovery services are a big deal. Web scale discovery is a transformative technology that allows librarians and patrons to search seamlessly across a vast range of local and remote, preharvested and indexed content, receiving relevancy-ranked results in the intuitive interface expected by today’s information seekers.  It is a big part of the future of library automation.

We're excited about next month's workshop Evaluating and Implementing Discovery Services in Your Library with Jason Vaughan and Tamera Hanken. This event is truly cutting-edge, and a unique opportunity to learn about how this new technology can work for you, and what implementing it means for librarians, staff, patrons, and library services in general.

Jason Vaughan and Tamera Hanken are conducting this workshop because they understand the power of discovery services. As the Director of Library Technologies and Director of Technical Services at the University of Nevada-Las Vegas library, they were instrumental in the process of bringing discovery to the library, from analyzing products and vendors to implementation of the technology. They worked to prepare library staff to work with discovery, and analyzed the impact of the implementation from all angles.

In this event, which takes place in two 90-minute sessions on Wednesdays July 13th and 20th, 2011, they'll show you what you need to know to get going with discovery services in your library.

You can register for this event at the ALA Store. Group registration is available.