Sending information “forth to the world” has become easier than ever, but it is still not trouble-free. The question today is one of discoverability. How can we ensure that those in need of relevant information can readily find it? It goes without saying that the subject of discoverability takes on additional significance in the context of open access. Open Access research is only impactful, after all, if it gets found. This is where discovery systems should come in. Users, after all, want to be assured that they have access to valuable open access content and the technology underlying the discovery system is paramount to user success.
This presentation will look at the impact of ‘open’ in today’s library environment. The presenter will further discuss how ideas of ‘open’ are increasingly defining library technology and the industry’s approaches to content. The presenter will look at the underpinnings of an open environment, discovery technology and its relevance to discovering open access content.