Usable Library of the Week – Arlington Public Library VA

This week’s usable library is: Arlington Public Library, Virginia What I like: Their Catalog Browse feature: love the option to sort by “Popular” based on checkouts/holds Their eCollection page – includes help, and brings all e-options together (books, audio, streaming, etc.) This library was also featured by Matt Anderson in his 20 Great Public Library Websites post from…

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Usable Library of the Week – Portland State University

This week’s usable library is: Portland State University What I like: Library DIY research tutorials LibGuides are well-integrated: same look and feel Course guides (LibGuides) are separated from subject guides Available computers widget

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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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Usable Library of the Week – Northeastern University

This week’s usable library is: Northeastern University What I like: Mobile friendly, especially the “Mobile Research” link  Modern look and feel of Primo discovery tool “Report a problem” link on every Primo record

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