Discovery Services in Academic Libraries: An Overview

mukta garg singhal, ved singh

Abstract


This paper is an attempt to overview the usefulness of discovery services in the academic libraries. This overview is a study of discovery services, its features, facilities and its flexibility when retrieving search results from the point of end-user and librarian. Major libraries which have a vast number of researchers are applying discovery services in their resource centre or library so that the faculties and students both can take advantage of this. This is sometime also called single window search system as it provides a single window to search information from all the databases from the service providers as well as the contents from the libraries and other subscription from other content providers along with all open source contents. 


Keywords


Discovery; Discovery services; Web scale discovery; Single search box

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