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With search functionality that emulates modern single search engines, discovery services like the Summon® discovery service help streamline searching for researchers. This more user friendly search increases expectations from the user to be able to easily retrieve more granular information.

Though discovery services are capable of performing successful known-item searches in the ideal world of discovery, researchers and librarians would be able to utilize discovery services to find exactly what they needed the first time they execute their search query at the top of the results set. As granular content becomes the new frontier for discovery services, including discovery of granular pieces of content (such as images, charts and tables, and book chapters), connecting users to granular content is not as easy as it sounds. Many variables exist that can at times make facilitating granular content discovery tricky. By acknowledging the challenges of today, libraries, content providers, and discovery services have the opportunity to work together in order to ensure that the discovery experience meets the needs of modern researchers.

NISO is hosting a two-part webinar that will dive into a discussion about discovering granular content and what is needed to ensure that discovery systems can retrieve and display information below the publication level. The session will explore what partnerships publishers, system and service providers, and libraries need to form to innovate around the new products, standards, and processes required in order to support granular discovery.

"The Business Complexities of Granular Discovery" is the second part of this NISO two-part webinar series, where Dave Hovenden, Content Operations Manager for Summon, will highlight some of the complexities that a discovery service encounters making granular content discoverable, and how discovery services are uncovering ways to connect researchers to the content that they need.

So, is granularity the next discovery frontier?

Don’t miss this conversation about the future of discovery with Andrea Eastman-Mullins, Chief Operating Officer, Alexander Street Press; Dan Valen, Product Specialist, figshare; and Dave Hovenden, Content Operations Manager for Summon, ProQuest.

Register here to attend the live webinar hosted by NISO
Wednesday, March 18, 2015
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. (Eastern Time)

Registration doesn’t close until 12:00 p.m. (ET) on March 18th.

Part 1 of this webinar was held on Wednesday, March 11, 2015. View slides from "Supporting Direct Access to Increasingly Granular Chunks of Content" here.  

13 Mar 2015

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