Discovery | Annual Meeting Orchestra C/D
May 17, 2024 09:00 AM - 09:45 AM(America/Chicago)
20240517T0900 20240517T0945 America/Chicago The Search for the Undiscoverable: The Successes and Challenges With Non-Traditional Library Materials in Primo While the discoverability of traditional library materials within Primo is good, non- traditional material discovery is lacking. With an extensive game collection at our institution we have struggled with ways to make it discoverable to our users. Materials without ISBNs do not consistently pull in thumbnail images, there are no item designations for games, MARC records for games do not adequately describe this format type, and the items get lost in the catalogue even with a known title search. To combat this, we explored using the Collection Discovery feature to highlight our gaming collections, but the issues remained with the addition of having to direct users to navigate away from the catalogue search to find these curated collections. This talk will articulate and contextualize the issues, look at some workarounds or solutions we have tried to implement and open the general discussion around discoverability of non-traditional materials. Orchestra C/D Ex Libris Knowledge Days and ELUNA Events 2024 eluna-conf-planning@exlibrisusers.org
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While the discoverability of traditional library materials within Primo is good, non- traditional material discovery is lacking. With an extensive game collection at our institution we have struggled with ways to make it discoverable to our users. Materials without ISBNs do not consistently pull in thumbnail images, there are no item designations for games, MARC records for games do not adequately describe this format type, and the items get lost in the catalogue even with a known title search. To combat this, we explored using the Collection Discovery feature to highlight our gaming collections, but the issues remained with the addition of having to direct users to navigate away from the catalogue search to find these curated collections. This talk will articulate and contextualize the issues, look at some workarounds or solutions we have tried to implement and open the general discussion around discoverability of non-traditional materials.
Alma, Primo
Participate in open discussion on discoverability of nontraditional library materials
Learn some creative ways to make nontraditional library materials more discoverable
Learn more about the cataloguing and discoverabiity of gaming collections in general
Head, User and Access Services
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Wilfrid Laurier University
 Dejah Rubel
Metadata and Electronic Resources Management Librarian
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Ferris State University
 Susan Bond
Discovery Systems Librarian
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University of Toronto
 Bryan Carson
Systems Librarian
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Middlebury College
Cataloger
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Appalachian State University
Course Materials Specialist
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University Of Minnesota Twin Cities
 Mark Strang
Manager, Library Information Technology Services
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Bowling Green State University
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