MARS Local Systems & Services Discussion Forum – Discovery Systems: Solutions a User Could Love?

The Local Systems and Services committee of the RUSA/MARS: Emerging Technologies in Reference Section is hosting a discussion forum on discovery systems during Annual 2010.

When: Sunday, June 27, 2010 from 1:30-3:30 pm
Where: JW Marriott Hotel Washington DC in Capitol Ballroom E/F (14th St NW at E St NW)

Panelists include:

Marshall Breeding will provide an “Overview of Discovery Systems.”
Scott R. Anderson will share Millersville University Ganser Library’s experience with EBSCO’s Discovery Service.
Dale Poulter will share Vanderbilt University’s experience with DiscoverLibrary (Primo Central).
Ellen Safley will share the University of Texas at Dallas McDermott Library’s DISCOVER search (Innovative Interfaces Encore).

Our panelists will highlight the experiences of libraries that have implemented “next generation discovery tools” that provide access to library collections from a single search box. Panelists will focus their comments on user response and subsequent assessment of the local implementation. Discussion forum participants will be able to share their experiences with discovery tools and ask questions following the panelists. Notes will be posted following Annual on a publicly ALA Connect document at A summary of the Midwinter 2010 discussion forum on the same topic can be read at