My name is Emily Singley and I am a librarian at Boston College.

Each month, I feature a public or academic library that demonstrates exceptional usability.  I believe that by putting users first we can create truly usable libraries!

The opinions expressed in this blog are entirely my own and not those of Boston College.

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  1. I really enjoy reading your blog. It has a quick, simple and useful information about latest trends in Academic Libraries.
    Thank you for sharing your experience,

  2. Hi Emily – I am a cataloguer / trainer at Durban University of Technology Library in KwaZulu Natal, South Africa. This morning I serendipitously came upon your blog and would like to thank you so very much for taking the time & trouble to share your insights and experiences. My particular interest at the moment is the extent of impact RDA is going to have on discovery tools, and that is how I landed in your blog! (We use SirsiDynix Symphony here and have Serials Solutions’ Summon as our discovery tool.)
    Very best wishes

    1. Hi Trish,

      Great to meet you virtually and thanks for the kind words. I wish I had the time to perform a real in-depth look at how RDA is (or isn’t!) impacting discovery in present-day discovery systems. I just think we have a real long ways to go! Best, Emily

  3. Dear Emily,
    I just stumbled onto your website. Great information, it is an honest reflection of practice. I am finishing a class on human-machine interaction and my last research project focused on usability testing of an EBSCO product. My findings support databases like EBSCO CINAHL (nursing database) need to improve their platforms in order to be more usable (e.g. effectiveness, efficiency, and satisfaction). What was surprising was that both librarians and students feel the same way about this database (e.g. least favorite). I am wondering does anyone know why EBSCO CINAHL has shown little incentive to improve their usability features?

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