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By Fiona Bradley


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Discovery interfaces are bringing a new search experience for library users including tagging, book reviews and faceted browsing, but more is needed because of the growing expectation that information will be available via mobile devices. They are also opening up the privacy debate with features such as reading histories and recommended related items.


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Discovery interfaces are bringing a new search experience for library users including tagging, book reviews and faceted browsing, but more is needed because of the growing expectation that information will be available via mobile devices. They are also opening up the privacy debate with features such as reading histories and recommended related items.

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Many academic and public libraries are investing in enhancements to their ILS to provide a better search experience for users. The traditional catalogue, unfriendly to users and unforgiving of both user error and changing user needs, was long overdue for an update. Discovery layer software seeks to provide a search experience that is simpler to use, but at the same time gives users more options to refine their searches and browse library resources.

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Fiona Bradley is a consultant based in London. Previously, Fiona had roles in special and academic libraries including Research and Policy Officer at the University of Technology in Sydney where she was the Project Manager for the implementation of a new discovery platform that launched in 2009. She blogs at Semantic Library and can be contacted at fiona@semanticlibrary.net

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