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Friday, November 7 • 12:45pm - 2:00pm
Discovery on Trial!

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How would we judge our collective efforts to ensure discoverability of scholarly works? Aside from the buzz, have library discovery services realized their vision for comprehensive, Google-like search of the library catalog? How do we measure their impact on usage of licensed resources? Where are there still gaps in academic discovery and access services? Should we just give up and leave it all to the mainstream web to sort out (Google, Amazon, Wikipedia)?

Speakers
avatar for Bob Boissy

Bob Boissy

Director, Institutional Marketing and Account Development, Springer Nature
Bob spent the last 10 years in a variety of sales and marketing jobs for Springer, and the 15 years before that working in technical support and data exchange operations for a subscription agent. Bob is former Chair of the International Committee for EDI for Serials, and Past President of NASIG. Current work includes carefully monitoring usage of electronic resources for academic clients in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic region, and working on... Read More →
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Christopher C. Brown

Reference Technology Integration Librarian, University of Denver Libraries
University of Denver, Main Library
avatar for Lettie Conrad

Lettie Conrad

Executive Program Manager, Discovery & Product Analysis, SAGE Publishing
Lettie Conrad came to SAGE in 2006 after managing the publications program for a think tank in Washington, DC. As an Executive Manager in SAGE’s Online Products Team, Lettie leads a group of specialists who expand SAGE’s capacity for digital product development innovations. She is instrumental in launching user-centered web and mobile products, driving research and analysis that enable evidence-based product management to maintain... Read More →
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John McCullough

Product Manager for Discovery Services, OCLC
John McCullough is the product manager for discovery services at OCLC. As such, he is responsible for WorldCat Discovery Services and has led the product team for its launch. He has worked more than 15 years in library automation, with a focus on improving end-user discovery. Formerly Vice President of Product Strategy at Innovative Interfaces, he oversaw the development of the Encore discovery service. He earned his MLIS at the University of... Read More →


Friday November 7, 2014 12:45pm - 2:00pm
Citadel Green Room, Embassy Suites 337 Meeting Street, Charleston, SC 29403