NISO Webinar: Keyword Search = “Improve Discovery Systems”

NISO Webinar: Keyword Search = “Improve Discovery Systems”

Date: November 12, 2014

Time: 1:00 – 2:30 p.m. Eastern time

Event webpage:


The “single search box” approach of web search engines like Google and Bing have forced libraries and system developers to rethink their whole approach to end-user searching for library and publisher resources and electronic content. Discovery systems are continuing to evolve from simple keyword search systems to more elaborate indexed discovery, new forms of usage-based discovery, and beyond. Because discovery of content is such a critical component of library services, understanding in what potential ways these systems will develop is critical for library staff, either when selecting a system or in seeking ways to improve the services.

This webinar will cover some of the latest developments of library discovery systems as well as discuss the findings of the NISO research study, launched in early 2014 on the status of discovery systems, their potential future development directions, and the systems interoperability needs of these services.


Differential Discovery: Effect of Discovery on Online Journal Usage – John McDonald, Associate Dean, Collections, University of Southern California Libraries and Jason Price, Program Manager, Statewide California Electronic Library Consortium (SCELC)

Library Resource Discovery: Next Steps – Marshall Breeding, Library Consultant,


Registration is per site (access for one computer) and closes at 12:00 pm Eastern on November 12, 2014 (the day of the webinar). Discounts are available for NISO and NASIG members and students. NISO Library Standards Alliance (LSA) members receive one free connection as part of membership and do not need to register. (The LSA member webinar contact will automatically receive the login information. Members are listed here:

If you would like to become an LSA member and receive the entire year’s webinars as part of membership, information on joining is listed here: All webinar registrants and LSA webinar contacts receive access to the recorded version for one year.

Visit the event webpage to register and for more information:


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