Library and Information Services
Discovery is a key component of a library's services, and user expectation are high. Even if a Web-scale discovery system is not in the cards, there is plenty a library can do to improve discovery for their users. Librarians at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville have conducted a series of user studies focused on discovery tasks using the library's website and catalog. The lessons learned fro these studies have led to an ongoing redesign of the library's web-site as well as recommendations for instruction. This paper shares successful strategies for evaluating and improving discovery, no expensive software or programming skills necessary.
Bulock, Chris and Fields, Lynnette, "Discovery on a Budget: Improved Searching Without a Web-Scale Discovery Product" (2013). SIUE Faculty Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activity. 22.