As mentioned in our Check-It-Out home page the challenge of developing an effective discovery tool (the term used in libraries for a single search system) is twofold. First, it must be easy to use as many of our users are overwhelmed with their own work and studies. Second, it needs to produce precise, relevant results to enable our users to locate actionable quality evidence/information. The Library staff thinks that Still OneSearch is a real step forward in accomplishing this. But as we showed in the What it Searches and What It Doesn't page there are significant library-based resources and needs that are not met by Still OneSearch. The Library staff has started the revision of the Library web site in conjunction with the launch of Still OneSearch to make accessing and using all of the Library’s resources easier. Here are some of the changes:
These are the initial steps for revising our web site. A brief introduction to future plans for developing the Library’s web site to simplify and strengthen your ability to find the evidence/information you need is presented in the Future Plans page of this newsletter.