The amount and diversity of material in the discovery indexes have increased substantially over the past several years and continue to expand. Big data and big data technologies have already entered the library domain some time ago. Open access publishing and the increased digital availability and accessibility of scholarly (and non-scholarly) material are among the drivers for that change. It increases the need for powerful technologies to process the data and enable library patrons to find the material they need. It is not coincidence that the term artificial intelligence has become a new buzzword in the domain.
This session will share Ex Libris’ thoughts and plans about discovery in a changing world. We will address the role that data intelligence and data relations can mean for library discovery services and how Ex Libris’ powerful new Central Discovery Index (CDI) uses data intelligence to create context and relations, providing intuitive paths of discovery to meet the changing user needs and expectations, beyond the one search box approach.
ALA Unit/Subunit: UNO
Meeting Type: Exhibitor Session
Cost: Included with full conference registration.