The Forward to Libraries service invites users researching a topic, author, or work online to discover related resources in local libraries, or other digital libraries and websites. It can take users to their favorite library’s relevant offerings in a single click. In this session, I will describe ontological, technological, and cultural challenges I dealt with in implementing the service on The Online Books Page and Wikipedia, and how adoption has spread since its initial introduction. I also discuss how we can better connect our libraries, and attract inquisitive users to relevant resources in our collections.
- open data,
- local libraries,
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/john_mark_ockerbloom/16/