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Discovery tools

Evaluation and Comparison of Discovery Tools

Evaluation and Comparison of Discovery Tools: An UpdateHello,

This week I would like to share with you an excellent paper about discovery tools entitled Evaluation and Comparison of Discovery Tools: An Update.

Wrote by F. William Chickering and Sharon Q. Yang, and published on June 2014 in Information Technology and Libraries (vol 33, no 2), the paper explains the comparative analysis that authors did of fourteen major discovery tools (three open source and ten proprietary) as the previous phase to acquire a new discovery tool by the Rider University Libraries (United States).

Due to the quantity of discovery tools analized (sixteen) and the quality of criteria evaluated (the advanced features of a “next generation catalog”), the paper serves to update librarians on the latest developments and user interfaces and to assist them in their adoption of a discovery tool.

Enjoy it!

Andreu Sulé

University of Barcelona