Best practices for selecting the best fit.
The authors of this chapter interviewed librarians from fifteen academic institutions who participated in a selection process for a discovery service. The pool of academic institutions engaged in the interviews represented universities and colleges of varying sizes in order to capture a variety of approaches to selection. Institutions were further chosen based on their use of a defined selection process that resulted in a recommendation and implementation of a discovery service. These interviews informed the identification of best practices and challenges faced in the selection process. The methodology and a summary of the interviews are described. The challenge of pursuing best practices is also discussed.
Metz-Wiseman, M., Griffin, M., Borchert, C.A., & Henry, D.B. (2012). Best practices for selecting the best fit. In M. Popp and D. Dallis (Eds.), Planning and Implementing Resource Discovery Tools in Academic Libraries, (pp. 77-89). Hershey, PA: IGI Global.
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