VALA2010: L-Plate Session 5 Discovery Layers

VALA L PlateMonday 8 February, 15:30 – 16:00

Discovery layers is the term for the next generation of library portals with inbuilt federated search functionality, relevance ranking, and social web applications. With discovery layers metadata is no longer the only basis for discovery and libraries can include deep linking to content, enriched content, and graphic search navigation interfaces. As such discovery layers move beyond a focus on the traditional library management system and its content domain and instead focus on the broad range of components that constitute library collections

Presenter: Marshell Breeding

Marshell Breeding is the Director for Innovative Technologies and Research, Vanderbilt University Libraries, Nashville, USA. Marshell is also the creator and editor of the Library Technology Guides web site and the lib-webcats online directory of libraries on the Web. Marshall has edited or authored five books and has written many other articles and book chapters. He regularly teaches workshops and gives presentations at library conferences on a wide range topics, throughout the United States and internationally. More information is available from Marshall’s website. See also his Guideposts blog on Library Technology Guides.

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