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Moving to the patron’s beat – Discovery tools and music searching
Staff publications, research, and presentations
  • Rice Majors, Santa Clara University
  • Stephen L. Mantz
Document Type
Article
Publication Date
1-1-2011
Publisher
Emerald Group Publishing Limited
Abstract
Purpose – This article aims to examine how next‐generation library catalogs and discovery platforms have the potential to transform the challenges inherent in finding music materials in library collections. Design/methodology/approach – The article discusses the characteristics of discovery platforms, the challenges of searching for music materials, and how discovery tools help users meet those challenges in new ways. Findings – Discovery tools are particularly well suited to searching for music materials. They empower the user by providing effective tools such as facets and tags to manipulate the large, varied search results users encounter when searching for music materials. Originality/value – The article views the features of discovery tools through the eyes of the end user searching for music materials.
Citation Information
Rice Majors, Stephen L. Mantz, (2011) "Moving to the patron's beat", OCLC Systems & Services: International digital library perspectives, Vol. 27 Iss: 4, pp.275 - 283.