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2017

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Are Limits More Important Than Results? Collecting Usability Data For A Facets-On-The-Right Library Discovery Layer Design, John Hubbard Feb 2017

Are Limits More Important Than Results? Collecting Usability Data For A Facets-On-The-Right Library Discovery Layer Design, John Hubbard

UWM Libraries Other Staff Publications

Rapid A/B-like usability testing was employed in an effort to determine the optimal efficacy of and end user satisfaction with post-search delimiters (facets) being placed on the right vs. left side of the results screen in a resource discovery layer. Based on a survey of library visitors (n=17), results suggest a facets-on-the-left design draws more attention to limits (p=.20) and is preferred by patrons (p=.07). Best practices for customization are also discussed.


Institutional, Funder, And Journal Data Policies, Kristin Briney, Abigail Goben, Lisa Zilinski Jan 2017

Institutional, Funder, And Journal Data Policies, Kristin Briney, Abigail Goben, Lisa Zilinski

UWM Libraries Other Staff Publications

Data curation exists within a larger framework of laws and policies covering topics like copyright and data retention. These obligations must be considered in order to properly care for data as it is being created and preserved. While laws may transition slowly, the policies applying to research data by funding bodies, institutions, and journals have seen significant change since the turn of the century. These policies have directly impacted the practices of researchers and prompted the creation of data curation services by many libraries in partnership with their larger institutions. This chapter examines three important categories of policies, primarily covered ...