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A PDF of the webinar's Q&As is available here. Thank you for providing a huge number of varied and challenging questions and thanks to Simone Kortekaas and her colleagues at Utrecht University Library for agreeing post-webinar to put together the PDF in response to the high levels of interest.


Simone Kortekaas has kindly made her slides available. Please use the correct attribution if you wish to use them.

You may also be interested in viewing Simone Kortekaas's presentation at the UKSG 2014 Annual Conference.

Simone has also written an article for Insights: the UKSG journal with Bianca Kramer.


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Fresh from her well-received and thought-provoking talk at the UKSG 2014 Conference in Harrogate, Simone Kortekaas reprises her conference presentation with the advantage of an interactive Q&A session.

This is a fantastic opportunity to listen to an expert speaker, with the added benefit of no travelling required! All registered will also receive a link to a recording of the webinar so that you can listen again at a time convenient to you.

This is a free webinar.



In 2012 we made some bold and unconventional decisions at Utrecht University Library in The Netherlands: shut down the custom-made discovery system Omega, not to implement another library discovery service and focus predominantly on delivery. After nine months of preparation, on Sept. 1 2013 we stood stark naked without a discovery system for scientific articles.

While we now still offer access to our traditional library catalogue, our ambition is to get rid of that as soon as possible too. Instead, our library wants to focus on delivery and guide users to find our collections through better and modern Web-search engines.

This webinar discusses those bold decisions and the implications for 'discovery versus delivery' in the library setting.


Date: Wednesday 11 June 2014

Time: 1400 BST

Duration: 45 minutes including Q&A (up to 60 minutes maximum if there is sufficient demand for an extended Q&A)



Simone Kortekaas, Consultant and Project Manager at the Dept. Innovation & Development, Utrecht University Library

Simone has experience in leadership roles in several Dutch libraries. She has a broad background in the library field, back office as well as front office, library automation and ICT as well as managerial skills. Since the beginning of 2014 she also works as a project manager for the transition of the Dutch university libraries and the Royal Library from their national catalogue to the OCLC WorldShare Platform.



Food for thought! If you are in the process of selecting a (new) local discovery tool. And even if you successfully implemented your own discovery tool: don’t forget that a lot of your users are searching in other discovery tools.

Subject level and previous knowledge required:

No previous knowledge required.



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