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ER&L 2015

February 22–25, 2015

Austin, Texas

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Web-scale Discovery Tools and the Backgrounding of Government Information

Monday, February 23, 2015 at 10:00 AM–10:45 AM CST
Room 105
Conference Track

5. User Experience


government information, discovery tools, information bias, diagnostic testing

Learning Objectives

learn how current discovery tools cover government information in an uneven manner, 

select the appropriate discovery tool that includes government information.


Web-scale discovery tools have opened up new realms of discovery for libraries and their electronic resources. However, government information is being short-changed and backgrounded in these tools. Find out why this is happening, the diagnostic tests to show that this is so, and what we can do about it.


Christopher C. Brown, University of Denver, Main Library

Session Materials