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November 2, 2011

Finding the Right Stuff: The Library’s Role in Discovery

12th Annual Charleston Vendor Showcase Speakers: Roger Schonfeld, Director of Research, Ithaka S+R; Ross Housewright, Senior Analyst, Ithaka S+R; Cody Hanson, University of Minnesota; Sebastian Hammer, Index Data; David Walker, Library Web Services Manager, California State University Cost: $100—Registration required Libraries are increasingly faced with the challenge of developing an appropriate strategy for supporting their users’ information discovery needs. This preconference, facilitated by Ithaka S+R, will explore the growing range of approaches users may take to information discovery in a…
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June 27, 2014

Ithaka S+R at ALA Annual in Las Vegas

Roger Schonfeld and Alisa Rod will be speaking at several events at the ALA Annual Meeting in Las Vegas. Friday, June 27, 11:30 am – 1:00 pm Roger Schonfeld will deliver the keynote address on “Library Transformations: The Views of Academic Library Leaders” at ProQuest Day: “Transforming Libraries, Transforming Research.” What vision do America’s academic library leaders have for their institutions? How would they allocate their budgets if more funds were made available to them? What impediments do they face in their efforts…
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October 31, 2014

ASERL Webinar: Roger Schonfeld on “What Role(s) the Library Should Play in Support of Discovery”

Discovery is one challenge that libraries face both strategically and managerially as they navigate through large-scale change.  It is equally an example of the opportunities they can find by explicitly addressing their changing roles in a well-designed decision-making process that incorporates evidence and judgment. While many libraries have invested in a new generation of discovery services in recent years, many libraries have also held a long-standing vision for their fundamental role in discovery –serving as a primary starting point for…
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December 8, 2014

Roger Schonfeld Discusses the Library’s Role in Discovery at CNI

Roger Schonfeld will speak on the “What Role(s) Should the Library Play in Support of Discovery?” at CNI’s Fall Meeting in Washington, DC. Discovery is an example of the challenges that libraries face both strategically and managerially as they navigate through large-scale change. It is equally an example of the opportunities they can find by explicitly addressing their changing roles in a well-designed decision-making process that incorporates evidence and judgment. While investing in recent years in a new generation of…
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February 17, 2015

Roger Schonfeld at the Association of Subscription Agents Conference

Roger Schonfeld is speaking on “What’s Next for Discovery: Personalization, Current Awareness, and Delivery?” at the Association of Subscription Agents Conference on Tuesday, February 17. Schonfeld’s presentation will focus on three main themes: Discovery versus delivery. Are user-reported problems with discovery actually failures in delivery? Especially off campus, it takes users far too many clicks to get to content. Shift in value. Google-driven search and the big service initiatives from Elsevier and MacMillan (Digital Science) are driving the unit of value…
Blog Post
December 10, 2014

What Role(s) Should the Library Play in Support of Discovery?

This week’s CNI meeting featured a variety of thought-provoking sessions on the digital issues facing academic libraries today, including privacy and preservation. I facilitated a session on Monday afternoon on discovery, using my recent issue brief on the topic to ask the question, “What Role(s) Should the Library Play in Support of Discovery?” While participants shared mixed views about the value of indexed discovery services at their institutions, with some expressing the sense of their real value especially…
Blog Post
October 1, 2014

Discovery and the Library’s Role

Last week, my new issue brief on discovery came out. Since its release, there has been some very interesting discussion on the topic. I’ve tried to bring together some of the commentary from Twitter and blogs here and to suggest some future directions these imply for our community. A point of departure for the paper is an analysis of library directors’ responses to the strongly worded statement “It is strategically important that my library be seen by its users…