DUX at IU Librarians’ Day

It’s almost time for this year’s Indiana University Librarians’ Day! We look forward to gathering with librarians from across the state to learn about projects, consider new ideas, discuss issues of concern to us all, and (last but not least) have a chance to talk together and connect in person rather than through a telephone line or via email.

This year’s program is packed with fantastic options, as usual – it’s always so hard to choose just one in each time slot. We wanted to specially invite you, our dear reDUX readers, to two programs we’ll be presenting on projects we’ve featured on this blog – Blacklight, the new IUCAT discovery interface, and OneSearch@IU, IU Bloomington’s implementation of Ebsco Discovery Service.

Redefining IUCAT’s public interface: Blacklight [10:35 – 11:15a, UL 2120]
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The new IUCAT interface is coming soon! Curious about how it will look? Wondering about how it will work? Not sure what Blacklight is anyway? Join members of the IU Libraries OLE Discovery Layer Implementation Task Force for an informal informational session about the project to implement a new public interface for IUCAT. The session will include updates on the implementation timeline and on progress made thus far, a look at the new design and information about plans for the future, as well as a discussion of some of the implications of transitioning to a discovery layer interface from our current traditional OPAC interface. There will be plenty of time for questions and answers.
Presenters: Courtney Greene and Mary Popp of DUX, and Randi Stocker, IUPUI

It’s Live, Now What? – Reflecting on the first year with Ebsco Discovery Service [11:20 – noon, UL 1130]
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What does it take to maintain a web-scale discovery tool? In August 2011, both IU Kokomo and IU Bloomington launched Ebsco Discovery Service (EDS), through which users can search large portions of their library collections, including IUCAT and both EBSCO and non-EBSCO databases, from a single search box. In this session, digital user experience librarians from IUK and IUB will talk about the ups and downs, ins and outs, successes and failures they’ve experienced in their first year with EDS – importing catalog data, managing publicity, integrating the resource into the library website, and more. We will also discuss how the resource has been received at each campus, by library staff and by students and faculty.
Presenters: Courtney Greene of DUX and Angie Thorpe (former DUX GA! now Digital User Experience Librarian at IUK)

We hope to see all of our IU librarian readers this Friday June 8th!

Author- Courtney Greene McDonald

Former Head, Discovery & User Experience department. File under: librarian. See also: nerd.