Resource: Top Tips for Making Your Digital Resources Easier to Discover

Within many further and higher education institutions and their allied organisations there exists a wide-ranging, diverse group of libraries, archives and collections. The digitisation of the assets they contain for the purposes of teaching, learning and research is a sophisticated activity sector-wide. But digitisation is only the first part of the journey, with the effective delivery of those assets being the second. If researchers have no prior knowledge of a digital collection their first port of call is usually an online search engine or aggregator. This is all well and good but it does not necessarily guarantee that the end user, who would ultimately benefit from the collection, actually knows of its existence. This is where the issue of discoverability comes to the fore.