Discovery Layers/Services and Electronic Resources, Opportunities and Challenges
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Discovery Layers/Services have tremendously improved the user experience in searching and browsing for library materials. Users are now NOT geographically constrained when using these discovery services. In addition to that, these services are also accessible on multiple devices across different platforms and operating systems. This panel session highlights the (1) essential role of metadata within the context of web discovery services, (2) the importance of assessing, evaluating, acquiring, managing electronic resources and (3) implementation project of a web scale discovery service in a newly created Graduate Research University.
Subject Specialist, KAUST
Since April 2015 Stephen Buck has worked as the subject specialist for Physical Science and Engineering in the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) in Saudi Arabia. Before that he was the Electronic Resources Librarian at Dublin City University, Ireland. He has also worked as a subject specialist in Trinity College Dublin and as a library assistant in University College Dublin. He obtained his BA and MLIS from University College Dublin.
Heng Kai Leong
Heng Kai Leong is the Electronic Resources, Licensing and Subscriptions Librarian at the SMU Libraries, Singapore Management University. In this position, he is responsible for the management of the library’s collection budget and to provide leadership and strategic vision in all aspects of the life cycle of electronic resources including acquisition, licensing, access, discovery, troubleshooting, evaluation and assessment. He holds a MSc in Information Studies from the Nanyang Technological University and has more than fifteen years’ experience working in academic libraries.
Jacquie Samples is Head of the Metadata & Discovery Strategy Department in the Technical Services Division at Duke University Libraries (Durham, N.C. USA). Prior to that, she was the team lead for Electronic Resources & Serials Cataloging from 2011 to 2016. Previously, she worked at North Carolina State University Libraries (Raleigh, N.C. USA) as the Continuing & Electronic Resources Librarian. As an adjunct School of Information and Library Science faculty member, she has taught Advanced Cataloging at the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill (Chapel Hill, N.C. USA).
In 2002, Jacquie earned a Master’s of Arts in Library and Information Science, with distinction, from the School of Library and Information Science, University of Iowa (Iowa City, I.A. USA). Her areas of research interest include electronic resource management, library metadata, FRBR, and discovery services. She has presented on a range of subjects related to these research interests at such conferences as the American Library Association’s Annual and Midwinter meetings, Electronic Resources & Libraries (ER&L), and regional and local meetings. Jacquie has authored several peer-reviewed articles, including co-authoring "Creating Organization Name Authority within an Electronic Resource Management System." Library Resources and Technical Services. 53, no. 2 p. 94-107, 2009, which earned the 2010 ALCTS/Blackwell’s Scholarship Award for excellence in research.
Jacquie is an active member of the American Library Association (ALA) where she currently serves as Director-At-Large for the Association of Libraries, Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS) division. She also serves on the editorial board for two peer-reviewed, library science journals, Serials Review and The Journal of Library Metadata. She was a 2008 ALA Emerging Leader; served as the 2012/2013 chair for the ALA/ALCTS Continuing Resources Section; and is a member of the American Indian Library Association.