• VALA2014 Session 4 Murdoch


    Journey into the user experience: creating a library website that's not for librarians

    VALA2014 CONCURRENT SESSION 4: User Discovery and Experiences
    Tuesday 4 February 2014, 15:15 - 15:45
    Persistent URL: http://www.vala.org.au/vala2014-proceedings/vala2014-session-4-murdoch

    Craig Murdoch and Shari Hearne

    Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand

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    VALA Peer Reviewed

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    Auckland University of Technology Library started work on a major redevelopment of its website in 2012. The problem was that the website content, as is the case for many library websites, had been written by librarians with almost no user input. The challenge was to redesign the website, rethinking our entire focus and placing the user at the centre of the process. This is the story of a journey of transformational change based on our user-centric approach. We believe we have achieved what we set out to do and created a website that’s built not for librarians but for users.

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  • VALA2008 Session 9 Jenks


    VALA Peer Reviewed PaperUtilising tools for discovery

    VALA 2008 CONCURRENT SESSION 9: Management Information
    Wednesday 6 February 2008 15:10 - 15:40
    Persistent URL: http://www.vala.org.au/vala2008-proceedings/vala2008-session-9-jenks

    Heather Jenks

    Associate University Librarian, Collection Services, AUT University

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    AUT University Library is a member of LCoNZ, the Library Consortia of New Zealand which collaborated to install the Voyager system. Part of this collaborative activity included the installation of a federated searching service. The paper explores what happens when a library introduces a discovery tool, and then has to withdraw the service. The full text downloads statistics show the outcome of searches made using the EnCompass commercial federated searching service, Google Scholar and then return to a commercial federated searching service, 360 Search. The paper will detail further changes planned to ensure a successful transition into the Web 2.0 environment.

  • VALA2004 Session 2 Hudson


    Persistent URL: http://www.vala.org.au/vala2004-proceedings/vala2004-session-2-hudson

    CONZULSys project: a model for university library collaboration in New Zealand

    VALA 2004 CONCURRENT SESSION 2: Co-operatives & Consortia
    Tuesday 3 February 2004, 11:20 - 11:50

    Rosemary Hudson

    Deputy University Librarian, University of Otago

    Ainslie Dewe

    University Librarian, Auckland University of Technology

    VALA Peer Reviewed Paper

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    CONZULSys was formed under the aegis of CONZUL (Council of New Zealand University Librarians) in a climate of increasing collaboration and the need to provide an efficient, cost effective library service to New Zealand university students, staff and researchers. The consortium began with four members – Auckland University of Technology, University of Otago, University of Waikato, and Victoria University of Wellington - for the joint purchase and operation of an Information & Resource Access Management System (IRAMS) to be managed in a hosted environment. Progress in implementation and future development of the consortium are outlined.

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