Selecting, Implementing and Teaching a Web-Scale Discovery Tool

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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.

Original languageAmerican English
StatePublished - Apr 30 2012
Event11th Annual Information Literacy Summit -
Duration: Apr 30 2012 → …


Conference11th Annual Information Literacy Summit
Period4/30/12 → …


  • library discovery tools
  • ebsco discovery
  • web-scale searching


  • Library and Information Science

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