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Thursday, November 7 • 11:30am - 12:15pm
Open Source Discovery Layers and the NextGen ILS: Collaboration, Integration and Granularization

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In recent years, libraries are seeing a trend towards the use of new discovery layers that seek to integrate typical integrated library system bibliographic content with that of journal level abstracts as well as other library produced content such as digital collections, institutional repository content, and other forms of new model library published scholarly content. These types of discovery layers have been built as open source systems such as VuFind and Blacklight and as SaaS solutions such as (Ebsco Discovery Services, Primo, Summon). Many libraries though are seeing options for a 3rd type of discovery layer one that is managed by the library through an open source framework but that integrates content from several different indexing silos. These include the aforementioned library produced content that may be available in an enterprise type index API along with granular article level abstracting that may come from one of the indexing APIs available from commercial providers.

In this session, panelists will present key options for discovery layer implementation from the libraries at the University of Pennsylvania and Indiana University and from work being done by Ebsco Information Services that incorporates their EDS API service into open source discovery layers. Additionally, the speakers will describe how their open source strategies fit with their adoption of the Kuali OLE open source ILS and of the new collaboration between Ebsco Discovery Services as a Kuali Commercial Affiliate (KCA) organization.

Speakers
avatar for Ron Burns

Ron Burns

VP Global Software Services, EBSCO
Ron leads a global team of Discovery Service Engineers and EBSCO’s technology customer outreach initiatives. Ron has been with EBSCO for 10 years and is a software industry veteran having been involved with several web content management and search technology companies throughout his career.
avatar for Robert McDonald

Robert McDonald

Associate Dean for Research & Technology Strategies, Indiana University
As the Associate Dean for Research and Technology Strategies, Robert H. McDonald works to provide library information system services and discovery services to the entire IU system and manages projects related to scholarly communications, new model publishing, and technologies that enable the Libraries to support teaching and learning for the IU Bloomington campus. In his role as Deputy Director of the Data to Insight Center, he works on new... Read More →
avatar for Bob Persing

Bob Persing

Kuali OLE Project Librarian, University of Pennsylvania
Bob Persing currently serves as Kuali OLE Project Librarian for the University of Pennsylvania Library. He's worked at Penn for over 20 years, primarily in serials, which has kept him young at heart.


Thursday November 7, 2013 11:30am - 12:15pm
Carolina Ballroom, Francis Marion Hotel 387 King Street, Charleston, SC 29403