Library Resource Discovery Products and Services: Overview and Perspective
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Abstract: Marshall Breeding, Director for Innovative Technology and Research at the Vanderbilt University Libraries, creator of the Library Technology Guides web site, and frequent speaker, writer and consultant on library technology issues will provide an overview of the genre of products and services that provide resource search and discovery for libraries. The presentation will include an overview of the slate of products available, the companies that provide them and their business perspectives. Breeding will describe the basic functionality addressed in these products, their scope of search, and the data or connectivity models involved. Perspectives will also be offered on the value of these products to libraries, how they benefit library users, and the implications for content providers.