PurposeThe purpose of this paper is to illustrate why libraries should develop instructional plans to further integrate Web-scale discovery services into the academy, as well as propose a three-fold delivery plan to achieve this goal.Design/methodology/approachThis paper documents a strategy to integrate Web-scale discovery services into library training and instruction for multiple audiences. The strategy is informed by past analysis of discovery service search queries.FindingsIt presents a three-part training plan that can be applied to multiple audiences, universities/colleges and even discovery service platforms.Practical implicationsThe strategies and practices detailed in this paper are easily adaptable to other institutions that currently subscribe to Web-scale discovery service products.Originality/valueThis paper introduces an innovative approach toward transforming Web-scale discovery instruction across the academy, based on search query analysis.
Reference Services Review – Emerald Publishing
Published: Feb 11, 2019
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