But how do I ‘Get It?’ – study finds users don’t understand availability

An interesting study from William E. Jones III, Shannon Pritting, & Brian Morgan in the latest issue of the Journal of Web Librarianship: Understanding Availability: Usability Testing of a Consortial Interlibrary Loan Catalog¬†(not open access) The authors conducted a usability study of the IDS consortial interlibrary loan catalog. They were particularly interested in learning how…

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How is discovery implemented in library sites? New study provides data

An interesting study from Scott Jones and Angie Thorpe in the latest issue of the Journal of Web Librarianship: Library Home Page Design at Medium-Sized Institutions Jones and Thorpe systematically analyzed library website homepage content at 313 medium-sized academic institutions (3,000-9,999 FTE). ¬†They looked at 118 different design elements, including how web scale discovery services…

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