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Friday, November 6 • 2:25pm - 3:10pm
When a New Discovery Layer Impacts Collections—Excellence, Improvement, and Frustration

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As an early adopter of ALMA/Primo from Ex Libris, the University of Texas at Dallas Libraries faced a number of challenges concerning access and ownership of resources. The session will illustrate how a discovery layer exposes inconsistencies within the catalog. New advanced technology inherent in an advanced system can enable staff to eliminate or reduce the inconsistencies and enhance the retrieval of relevant works. While the literature on discovery systems often provides insight into the success of customers using an interface, this session will involve how technology can improve the catalog for librarians involved with collection development decisions. Examples will include de-duping records for eBooks, changing record displays, and fine-tuning related bibliographic records.

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avatar for Mingyu Chen

Mingyu Chen

Head of Metadata Services, University of Texas at Dallas
Mingyu Chen is the Head of Metdata Services at the University of Texas at Dallas, McDermott Library. She has more than 10 years’ experience in cataloguing and metadata management. Before joining the University of Texas at Dallas, Mingyu coordinated and developed multiple digital library projects at the University of Houston. Mingyu has published and/or presented on digital object right management, metadata creation, and training... Read More →
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Ellen Safley

Dean of Libraries, University of Texas at Dallas
Ellen Safley is the Dean of Libraries at the University of Texas at Dallas.  Her research interests include enhancing and developing new services for the 21st century library, migrating traditional collections to maximize the acquisition and use of electronic resources, and embracing assessment techniques to show how libraries are used and changing over time.  She is involved with many organizations including the American Library... Read More →


Friday November 6, 2015 2:25pm - 3:10pm
Salon 1, Gaillard Center 95 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC 29401

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