FRBR and Relevancy Ranking
Vice President and Chief Strategist, Office of Research, OCLC
Blog and Bio
Mr. Dempsey will give a presentation addressing the need, benefits and the realities of libraries moving their services to the network level.
Learn how FRBR and Relevancy Ranking affect WorldCat results.
Found It. Now What?
Are you asking yourself, "what is FRBR? Find out more: FRBR, The FRBRblog, Wiki pages
Presented by: Greg Mathews and John Scott from Washington State University.
At more than 1 billion holding records and growing, WorldCat provides users
with an excellent and unmediated discovery tool. But, what happens after
an item is identified? How difficult is it to request and receive that item? Do you ask yourself, "With so many options, why is it still so hard to get the exact item I
want?" Get answers to your questions about retrieval, fulfillment and delivery.
Presented by: Linda Frederiksen from Washington State University, Vancouver
View informal presentations from fellow attendees on such topics as:
Presented by: John Scott and Lorena O'English from Washington State University, Bill Kelm from Willamette University, and more.
Hands-on searching labs will be available three times during Discovery Day. Space is limited! When you register, please indicate which lab you would like to attend.
Reminder: lab attendance is first come first served.
Is that a systems problem? Or can circulation fix that? How can you tell? This session will provide tips so you can quickly and easily troubleshoot WorldCat and requesting issues to get them reported to the right place, the first time.
Known Issues and Answers
Presented by: Doris Munson from Eastern Washington University
This session will highlight issues that are known to be of concern, such as known item searching, and will explore solutions.
Assessing WorldCat Through Usability Studies, Success Stories
Presented by: Anya Arnold from Orbis Cascade Alliance and Beth Blakesley from Washington State University.
Learn what others are saying about the WorldCat user interface through usability studies and how libraries are using the system to their benefit.
Presented by: Allie Flanary from Portland Community College, Laura Zeigen from Oregon Health and Science University, and Emily Keller from University of Washington.