[Web4lib] Web Scale Information Discovery, September 30, NFAIS

Jill O'Neill jilloneill at nfais.org
Mon Sep 19 15:57:18 EDT 2011

NFAIS Workshop on Web Scale Information Discovery: The Opportunity, the
Reality, the Future.  


Looking to implement a single search box in order to drive patrons to the
most useful information you hold? These innovative new services are intended
to provide users with a simple, fast, and easy "Google-like" search
experience; to provide librarians with increased awareness and usage of
their holdings; and to provide content providers with an opportunity for
increased usage, especially by inexperienced searchers. But due to being
early in the product life cycle, there are still unanswered questions.....


Do they meet their promise? How do they work? What unique search and
retrieval features do they offer? How do you go about selecting the right
service for your organization?  Are they difficult to implement?  How are
database creators and publishers involved? And what does the future hold for
these services?


If you want to learn the answers to these questions, join us on September
30, 2011 when librarians, content providers and four of the major discovery
services will gather in Philadelphia, PA to share their perspectives in a
one-day workshop. Both onsite and virtual registrations are available at a
discount until September 16th. Highlights include:


*	An overview of the discovery service landscape - the products, how
they work and the opportunities that they offer to users, librarians and
content providers (Judy Luther, President, Informed Strategies ) 
*	A look at four of the major discovery services  with presentations
by EBSCO Discovery Service, Primo Central from Ex Libris, SUMMON from
Serials Solutions and OCLC WorldCat
*	The criteria and process used to select a discovery service - what
you need to consider in order to make the right decision for your
*	Case studies for on the timeline and challenges related to the
implementation of  a discovery service -  the preparation required and the
results to be expected


The program, registration forms, directions to the meeting location, list of
nearby hotels, and general information on Philadelphia are available a:


On site Attendance: NFAIS members pay $435, members of Sister-societies pay
$455, and non-members pay $485. 


Virtual Attendance: NFAIS members pay $385, members of Sister-societies pay
$405, and non-members pay $435. 


Unlimited Virtual Attendance:  Groups of 3 or more can attend at the
following reduced rates: NFAIS members, $995, Sister-society members $1,195,
and non-members $1,395.


For more information contact:  Jill O'Neill, NFAIS Director, Communication
and Planning, 215-893-1561 (phone); 215-893-1564 (fax);
mailto:jilloneill at nfais.org or go to http://www.nfais.org/.


NFAIS:  Supporting the Global Information Community




Jill O'Neill

Director, Planning & Communication


(v) 215-893-1561

(email) jilloneill at nfais.org


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