VALA Peer Reviewed PaperUtilising tools for discovery

VALA 2008 CONCURRENT SESSION 9: Management Information
Wednesday 6 February 2008 15:10 - 15:40
Persistent URL: http://www.vala.org.au/vala2008-proceedings/vala2008-session-9-jenks

Heather Jenks

Associate University Librarian, Collection Services, AUT University
http://www.aut.ac.nz

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Abstract

AUT University Library is a member of LCoNZ, the Library Consortia of New Zealand which collaborated to install the Voyager system. Part of this collaborative activity included the installation of a federated searching service. The paper explores what happens when a library introduces a discovery tool, and then has to withdraw the service. The full text downloads statistics show the outcome of searches made using the EnCompass commercial federated searching service, Google Scholar and then return to a commercial federated searching service, 360 Search. The paper will detail further changes planned to ensure a successful transition into the Web 2.0 environment.

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