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Publication date: 8 March 2019

Meg Galasso, Rachael Anne Cohen and Angie Thorpe Pusnik

The purpose of this paper is to illustrate why libraries should develop instructional plans to further integrate Web-scale discovery services into the academy, as well as…

Abstract

Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to illustrate why libraries should develop instructional plans to further integrate Web-scale discovery services into the academy, as well as propose a three-fold delivery plan to achieve this goal.

Design/methodology/approach

This paper documents a strategy to integrate Web-scale discovery services into library training and instruction for multiple audiences. The strategy is informed by past analysis of discovery service search queries.

Findings

It presents a three-part training plan that can be applied to multiple audiences, universities/colleges and even discovery service platforms.

Practical implications

The strategies and practices detailed in this paper are easily adaptable to other institutions that currently subscribe to Web-scale discovery service products.

Originality/value

This paper introduces an innovative approach toward transforming Web-scale discovery instruction across the academy, based on search query analysis.

Details

Reference Services Review, vol. 47 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0090-7324

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