Book News: Congratulations to Dr. Ali Shiri and Liz Woolcot

Join SLIS in congratulating Dr. Ali Shiri and Liz Woolcot on the publication of their new edited book.

11 April 2023

SLIS would like to extend our heartfelt congratulations to Dr. Ali Shiri, Professor at SLIS and Vice Dean, Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research, and Liz Woolcot, Head of Cataloging and Metadata Services at Utah State University Libraries, in recognition of their newly published edited book: Discoverability in Digital Repositories: Systems, Perspectives, and User Studies (Routledge). 

Discoverability in Digital Repositories will be particularly useful to digital repository managers, practitioners, and researchers, metadata librarians, systems librarians, and user studies, usability and user experience librarians. Additionally, and perhaps most prominently, this book is composed with the emerging practitioner in mind. Instructors and students in Library and Information Science and Information Management programs will benefit from this book, which specifically addresses discoverability in digital repository systems and services.

While most discoverability evaluation studies in the Library and Information Science field discuss the intersection of discovery layers and library systems, this book looks specifically at digital repositories, examining discoverability through the lenses of system structure, user searches, and external discovery avenues. We hope that this approach will allow readers to gain a holistic perspective of discoverability in digital repositories. 

A key highlight of the editors’ experience in editing this book during the Covid pandemic includes the memorable Zoom engagement meetings with an international roster of authors from Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, and Singapore.