Enhancing Discovery through Integrated and Meaningful Metadata

While libraries once offered only physical spaces and collections, they now offer much more - people with knowledge/technical expertise, event programming, services, and technologies that support a variety of activities. However, discovery tools and search engines have limited understanding of the dynamic nature of libraries. How might libraries leverage modern technologies to make their full range of offerings more discoverable through local tools, as well as web search engines?

In this poster, I demonstrate how a library knowledge graph can improve a library’s discovery strategy by integrating data across silos, such as the ILS, repositories, and website, as well as enhancing this data through more meaningful metadata. I also illustrate use-cases and applications of a knowledge graph discovery strategy.

Presenter(s): Jacob Shelby, NCSU Libraries

03:30 PM