Evolving in New Directions
A104 – Improving Search & Discoverability of Digital Content
Monday, April 8, 2013
3:15 PM – 4:00 PM
Digital Resources Librarian, IT & Web Services, Douglas County Libraries
Putting power in the hands of the people has always been at the forefront of the minds in Douglas County Libraries. Taking things to the next level, they are creating in-browser ebook readers, enabling social networking through apps on Facebook, and using an Adobe Content Server to encode digital rights management and circulate titles. They’ve implemented a recommendation engine in the catalog, launched a mobile app that integrates with OverDrive, and installed digital touchscreen power walls in all branches. They’ve investigated freemium business models, crowdsourcing and OPDS, embraced VuFind with its ebook integration and discovery features, and become a lending library for the Internet Archive. Hear more and be inspired to try them in your library!
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