Posts on July 2010
from Library Tech Talk

Putting a Librarian's Face on Search

When you do a search on the University of Michigan Library's web site, you get not only results from the catalog, web site, online journal and database collections, and more, you also get a librarian who is a subject specialist related to your search term. While the matching is not perfect, it provides a human face on search results.

Library Gateway Usability Testing

The Usability Group & its Usability Task Force conducted a series of evaluations of the Library Gateway during the Fall 2009 and Winter 2010 semesters. We used a number of different methods, some new to us, to conduct our evaluations, including Participatory Design, Card Sorting and Guerrilla Tests.