October 27-29 Monterey Marriott
Monterey, California
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Monday, October 27, 2014

A105 - Social Search, Discovery, Drupal & BiblioCommons

3:15 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
San Carlos Ballroom (Marriott)
Corey Davis, Systems Librarian, University of Victoria
Will Meredith, Librarian, Media Services, eLearning Support & Resource Sharing, Royal Roads UNiversity
Arlene Keller, Web Services Coordinator, Marketing + Online Engagement, Multnomah County Library
Stephanie Miller, Access Services Librarian, Multnomah County Library

The first speakers discuss the state of open access in the academy, the degree to which industry players have adapted to the shift in publishing practices, the ways open and social tools such as Mendeley are becoming significant players in discovery, and why profit in academic publishing is shifting to the discovery platform and away from the content. Then hear about the Multnomah County Library which recently won a national award for its new, responsive website, which officially launched in 2013 along with the BiblioCommons discovery layer. Learn about the goals and successes (and lessons learned) of the redesign, including the implementation of an integrated search experience using Apachs Solr and the BiblioCommons API; providing a responsive patron experience; aligning the discovery layer and Drupal website; using Drupal taxonomies for discovery and organization; and streamlining content creation and editing.

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