Discovery and Discoverability Jan 20th 2016
A half day seminar 13.30 until 17.30 at Chancellors Hall Senate House, London
You are invited to another in UCLs series of events addressing new topics and developments in publishing, library and information. Discovery and Discoverability will focus on innovations in how publications and collections are being enhanced for discovery, how they are exposed to search engines and discovery tools and disseminated through social media. It will present both the latest technologies and case studies from different sectors as to how users go about their seaching.
The keynote will be presented by Richard Wallis, a well known figure and speaker in the information world and who is now working as the global lead in the bibliographic implementation of schema.org. As Chair of the W3C Schema Bib Extend working group and as an insider in Google, Richard is well placed to discuss the state of play and potential for the emerging standard.
This seminar will bring together specialists in providing and supporting discovery engines, experiences from libraries and publishers innovations in delivering content. Delegates will hear more about discovery systems, how new tools are being deployed and used and how to make their content more findable. There will be input from libraries and organisations in the public and private sectors. Presentations will also come from Tom Hatton CEO and Co-Founder of innovative company Refme, a UK start up who will look at discovery through citations, established discovery supplier EBSCO and JISC’s expert Neil Grindley. Case studies will come from the ISSN International Centre in Paris and the University of Hertfordshire. The meeting is co-organised with CIBER Research.
The seminar will be at the usual UCL favourable rate of £110 with a discounted rate for students. Please contact Malvia Plante at firstname.lastname@example.org