Posted by: bluesyemre | May 2, 2013

How are discovery systems similar to Google? How are they different? by Aaron Tay

  • Like many academic libraries, we recently launched our discovery service Summon. Having worked intensively on this project since 2011 during the evaluation followed in 2012 by the implementation phase, I had an opportunity to delve into the topic perhaps deeper than many of my colleagues not on the team. I would guess most librarians probably see Summon and its competitors as “Google, but for academic research or they see as “Google Scholar like”. For sure, users see it that way and so did I.

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