Case Studies: Technical Perspectives on Hosting Discovery Systems
Ron Burns, VP Global Software Services, EBSCO
Michael Kucsak, Director of Library Systems and Technology, University of North Florida
Jon Ritterbush, E-Resources & Serials Librarian, Univ. of Nebraska – Kearney
Michael started off the session. His topic: Cloud Customization: Uni of North Florida’s Implementation
Jon briefed the audience about:
Ron (Ebsco) touched on Cloud concepts and definitions. He showed the audience EbscoAdmin features and explained the advantages that cloud technologies and discovery have for libraries. Areas:
Ron also showed the audience Ebsco Apps and Cloud services that could be added to enhance discovery layer. Eg: Ask a Librarian, Book Carousel, Citation Resolver, Credo Reference Search, ILL Form, Plum Group Widget, OCLC Nearby and Affiliated Libraries, MeSH suggestions, Save pdf to my cloud, Wikipedia, Twitter etc
Notes taken from presentation slides.
I had an interest in this as our library will soon be launching the new discovery interface. Wanted to compare and contrast the features that other discovery services are offering. Incorporate them (especially the relevant ones) into the new discovery interface wherever possible. There are several potential features that we could implement while there are some that have already been ‘installed’.