Utah Library Association Annual Conference, St. George, Utah, May 2010
The Internet is changing how people find and use information. Users increasingly are discovering relevant resources outside traditional library systems and expect immediate access to resources at the point of discovery. These changes are challenging traditional thinking on how we should "catalog" and provide access to resources.
Panel discussion engaged the audience in a lively discussion of discoverability, trends in user information seeking behavior, the role of librarians in information seeking and finding, and implications for library system design. Audience comments are summarized in a wiki created to support this panel discussion: http://findability.wikispaces.com/ The wiki also contains a list of suggested readings.
Walters, Cheryl D.; Diekema, Anne; and Woolcott, Liz, "Resource Discoverability at the Crossroads" (2010). Library Faculty & Staff Presentations. Paper 27.