Discovery Services: A white paper for the Texas State Library and Archives Commission
Kabashi, Arta; Christine Peterson; Tim Prather
Abstract: Discussions among libraries that have recently implemented discovery services are
likely to result in agreement that implementation was challenging. However, once
implemented, librarians are generally happy with their decisions to offer discovery
services to their patrons. Based on librarian experiences of both the challenges and
rewards of implementing a discovery service, the Texas State Library and Archives
Commission (TSLAC) contracted with Amigos Library Services to write a white paper that would include basic information concerning discovery services, as well as an overview of the major discovery vendors. Below is an overview of information contained in this document.