Discovery to Delivery: Improved Linking through Assessment & Redesign

A session at LITA Forum

Saturday 14th November, 2015

11:30am to 12:15pm (CST)

This session focuses on the work of two libraries and a discovery vendor to improve access to collections and the success of linking to full text. Eddie Neuwirth, Proquest Workflow Solutions, will lead a panel presentation by Ken Varnum from the University of Michigan and Tammy Wolf from Arizona State University. Ken will share results from a multi-year effort to gather data on success rates of links accessed through their discovery and link resolver implementation and steps identified to improve linking. Tammy will provide usability testing results on the Summon 2.0 interface as well as the Sidebar Helper frame which the ASU Libraries implemented in the fall of 2014. Both library experiences will highlight pros and cons of various linking technologies and the need for successful vendor-client partnerships to reduce barriers to access.

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Tammy Allgood Wolf

Arizona native, Associate Librarian, directs Discovery Services at Arizona State University Libraries. bio from Twitter

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Ken Varnum

Libraries, Discovery, Drupal, and More bio from Twitter

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Eddie Neuwirth

Sr. Product Manager @ProQuest, product owner & evangelist, promoting the positive impacts of technology on libraries, improving research & information literacy bio from Twitter

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6 attendees

  • Eddie Neuwirth
  • Katy Gabrio
  • Mike Cendejas
  • Mike Bloomberg
  • Tammy Allgood Wolf
  • Ken Varnum

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Time 11:30am12:15pm CST

Date Sat 14th November 2015


Lakeshore C, Hyatt Regency Minneapolis

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