Saturday, October 23, 2010

Invitation to a dynamic presentation by Jenny Walker

LiSLIG and ICTLIG Western Cape presents;

MORE IS DIFFERENT: Taking the scholarly search experience to a new level by Jenny Walker (Consultant)

In the current LIS environment with the exponential growth in different formats of library material especially electronic and digital, library users seek a single search box to discover all their library collections, including local print collections and important content of all types of both a regional and global nature.

Federated searches first introduced in the early 2000’s went a long way towards achieving this, but Google has raised user expectations to new heights. Library users today expect instantaneous presentation of a single relevance-ranked results list, tightly integrated into their workspace.

Join us to hear Jenny talk about the rapid evolution of library discovery tools and services in the past 10 years, with a focus on the recent centralized approach to library Discovery demonstrating how ‘More is Different’ and how this new approach positively impacts the user’s search experience.

Jenny Walker is an independent industry consultant who previously held positions such as Executive Vice-President marketing at Credo Reference, Vice-President marketing at Ex Libris, and Director of Technology, Product Management at SilverPlatter.

Thursday, 4 November 2010
14:00 for 14:30
(refreshments will be served from 14:00)

SA Astronomical Observatory, Auditorium
Observatory Road, Observatory
(next to the River Club)

R30 for LIASA members and R60 for non-members.

Margie Struthers at or (021) 689-1005 by Tuesday, 2 November 2010.
If you are a LIASA member please provide your membership number.

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