In the fall of 2010, Illinois Wesleyan University reviewed all the major web-scale discovery tools available to libraries. We chose to be a beta-test site for EBSCO’s Discovery Service (EDS) and conducted usability testing with students. We eventually purchased EDS and did a full roll-out this past fall semester. This presentation will address the philosophy behind web-scale discovery along with our experiences regarding selection, testing, implementation, evaluation, and teaching. The presentation will also include live search demonstrations using Wesleyan’s EDS interface.
Library and Information Science
Sweet, Christopher, "Selecting, Implementing and Teaching a Web-Scale Discovery Tool" (2012). Scholarly Publications. Paper 90.