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Considering New Discovery Layers

Martha Whitehead, Queen's University Library
Allan Bell, University of Waterloo
Nora Gaskin, McMaster University Library
Sian Meikle, University of Toronto
Tom Adam, University of Western Ontario


Academic libraries have numerous options for new discovery layers designed to improve our users. experience of searching our catalogues and other information sources. Explore the factors considered by several university libraries in arriving at their decisions, and what was learned from user research and the implementation process. The discussion will be of interest to anyone selecting or implementing a discovery layer system or next generation catalogue.

Suggested Citation

Martha Whitehead, Allan Bell, Nora Gaskin, Sian Meikle, and Tom Adam. "Considering New Discovery Layers" Ontario Library Association (OLA) Super Conference. Toronto. Jan. 2009.
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