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Wednesday, March 5 • 3:15pm - 4:45pm
Discovery System Influence on Library Usage and Users

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Part 1: 

An update on the impact of discovery systems on ejournal usage 
Speakers: Michael Levine-Clark, University of Denver; John McDonald, University of Southern California Abstract: The first phase of our twenty-four library study of the effect of discovery systems on electronic resource usage suggested that they differentially alter usage of online journals (Charleston Conference, 2013). We examined usage of content hosted by six major academic journal publishers at 6 libraries using each the 4 major discovery systems: EBSCO's EDS, Ex Libris' Primo, OCLC's Worldcat Local, or Serials Solutions’ Summon. In this session we’ll present an improved analysis of journal usage change, which includes a control group of “no discovery system” libraries. We’ll also invite SCELC schools to share their data for future analysis!

Part 2: 

Sharing SCELC library experiences with Discovery Systems
Speakers: Lala Badal, California Lutheran University (WorldCat Local); Beth Namei, University of Southern California (Summon); Linda Wobbe, Saint Mary's College (Ebsco Discovery Service); Panel Moderator: Jason Price

 Panelists will address the following topics:

  • Please describe two user-related goals of your discovery service implementation & how you have assessed your success in meeting them
  • What effect has implementation of your discovery system had on library instruction at your institution?
  • In your opinion, what is the single biggest factor that would increase use of your institution’s discovery system?

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Jason Price

Director of Licensing Operations, SCELC
Jason S. Price is Director of Licensing Operations at the SCELC Library Consortium. He earned a doctorate in plant evolutionary ecology from Indiana University Bloomington where he gained in depth experience as a graduate student researcher and teacher and capped it off with a Masters... Read More →

Colloquium Speakers
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Lala Badal

Head of Electronic Resources & Digital Content, California Lutheran University
Electronic Resources ManagementDiscovery ToolsAcademic Libraries: leadership and organizational strategiesStreaming MediaAcademic Libraries: emerging technologies and trends
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Michael Levine-Clark

Dean of Libraries, University of Denver
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John McDonald

Associate Dean for Collections, University of Southern California
John McDonald is the Associate Dean for Collections at the University of Southern California. In this role he handles all aspects of Collections and Technical Services. Active professionally, he has published a number of articles on collection development and information usage behaviors... Read More →
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Beth Namei

Reference & Instruction Librarian, University of Southern California
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Linda Wobbe

Head, Collection Management, Saint Mary's College of California
I'm passionate about transforming libraries to become as skilled in managing and providing access to electronic resources as we are in managing and providing access to print resources. I'm privileged to be working with college students as they embark on changing our world.

Wednesday March 5, 2014 3:15pm - 4:45pm
Ahmanson Auditorium

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