VALA2016 Session 15 Joc

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Two roads, one destination: a journey of discovery

VALA2016 CONCURRENT SESSION 15: Finding Things
Thursday 11 February 2016, 12:00 – 12:30
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Karen Joc, Peta Hopkins, Jessie Donaghey and Wendy Abbott

Bond University, Qld

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The adoption of resource discovery platforms has been a growing trend in libraries. However, few libraries have reported on the transition from one discovery layer to another, and only a few institutions have discussed two discovery layers available in the same institution at the same time. Bond University Library recently implemented Alma as its library management system, and with this change a new discovery platform, Primo, was implemented to supersede the existing Summon platform. This paper will present the results of a usability study undertaken at Bond University Library in the move from one discovery layer to another.


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