For those of you who haven’t heard me
whinge expound upon my new work project, I am currently working with a range of library and IT staff and vendors to implement EBSCO Discovery Service at the University of Melbourne. Go live date is 27 June.
After quite some time, guest access is actually working so feel free to go have a play at http://www.library.unimelb.edu.au/discovery
You can access anything except full text and some vendor limited metadata. Just don’t expect to print, export or save any records. EBSCO doesn’t support that for guests (REALLY)
I could tell you more about what a discovery layer is but people more qualified than I already have. Try using your own online resources to locate the following if you are interested, can’t give you our link of course
Judy Luther & Maureen C. Kelly, “The Next Generation of Discovery” Library Journal; 3/15/2011, Vol. 136 Issue 5, p66-71
Greg R. Notess, “Deciphering Discovery”, Online, Jan/Feb2011, Vol. 35 Issue 1, p45-47