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ERIC Number: EJ1148821
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Jul
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0010-0870
Documenting the Conversation: A Systematic Review of Library Discovery Layers
Bossaller, Jenny S.; Sandy, Heather Moulaison
College & Research Libraries, v78 n5 p602-619 Jul 2017
This article describes the results of a systematic review of peer-reviewed, published research articles about "discovery layers," user-friendly interfaces or systems that provide single-search box access to library content. Focusing on articles in LISTA published 2009-2013, a set of 80 articles was coded for community of users, journal type, research method, and results. The findings suggest sustained and potentially a converging professional interest in discovery layers over time. They also demonstrate what has not been studied, finding very little research about how discovery layers affect public libraries or children.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Information Analyses; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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