Assessing Discovery; University of Calgary

In fall 2012 the University of Calgary Library launched a new home page that incorporated a Summon powered Single Search Box with customized “bento box” results display. Search at the U of C now combines a range of metadata sources for discovery and customized mapping of database recommender and LibGuide into a unified display. The Discovery User Experience Team and the Systems Group in the library have engaged in extensive assessment of user reactions both prior to and since this change, including log file analysis, surveys, and usability testing.
Library & Information Science, Discovery, assessment, usability testing, University of Calgary Library