A tale of two systems – Library Plus and Discover: EDS at the University of Derby

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Kay, James and Martindale, Graham 2016. A tale of two systems – Library Plus and Discover: EDS at the University of Derby.
AuthorsKay, James and Martindale, Graham
TypeConference Presentation

In the autumn of 2013 the University of Derby Library launched Library Plus, our name for the EBSCO Discovery Service (EDS), aimed exclusively at HE students. The Library launched a second EDS tool named Discover in 2015, used by FE and Access Students attending our partner organisation Buxton & Leek College. As a member of the working team involved in the implementation of Discover, I had the opportunity to help set up, design and test a new EDS tool from scratch. This presentation will describe how Discover was created, the problems I encountered during implementation, and the successes and lessons I learnt from introducing EDS in an FE institution. Discover also presented the Library with new opportunities to look at the functionality of Library Plus, and how to promote it more effectively to our HE students. It also highlights the challenges of maintaining two similar, but altogether different EDS systems, for the needs of an increasingly diverse student body.

KeywordsLibrary; Librarians; Information discovery; EBSCO; Library Plus; E-resources; Customisations
Web address (URL)http://hdl.handle.net/10545/621582
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Publication dates06 Jul 2016
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Deposited03 May 2017, 13:54
ContributorsUniversity of Derby
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