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- 1:00 pm - 1:05 pm. Welcome
- 1:05 pm - 1:45 pm. Customizing Primo VE MARC21 Normalization Rules for Local Display
- 1:45 pm - 2:25 pm. Springshare Integration with Ex Libris Tools
- 2:25 pm - 2:40 pm. 15 min break
- 2:40 pm - 3:20 pm. Through the Looking Glass: Maintaining a User-Centered Approach to Discovery
- 3:20 pm - 4:00 pm. Usability Testing & Primo VE Customization for Beginners
Customizing Primo VE MARC21 Normalization Rules for Local Display. Colin Bitter, The College of New Jersey; Yuji Tosaka, The College of New Jersey.
One of the most important tasks in configuring MARC field display in Primo VE involves customizing the normalization rules behind each display and local field. While Primo VE normalization rules can offer libraries a great deal of flexibility in modifying local displays, they can be challenging to learn, especially since they do not use the same syntax as the Alma normalization rules available in the metadata editor. This presentation will provide an introduction to altering Primo VE normalization rules for the out-of-the-box display fields and instruction on adding local fields for MARC content not defined in the default Primo VE record display. Additionally, the presentation will include more complex instructions on how to rectify Primo VE’s haphazard display of various MARC fields and subfields. Lastly, the presenters will demonstrate how to use Alma bibliographic normalize-on-save functions in tandem with local display fields.
Springshare Integration with Ex Libris Tools. Talia Richards, Springshare (Gold Sponsor)
Learn how you can integrate your Springshare Tools and content (LibGuides, LibCal, LibAnswers, and more!) into your Ex Libris tools and vice versa. See how other libraries are integrating their Springshare content and beyond!
Through the Looking Glass: Maintaining a User-Centered Approach to Discovery. Jess Waggoner, University of California, Santa Cruz; Christy Caldwell, University of California, Santa Cruz.
In this presentation we will discuss our small team approach to continuous user experience research, iterative design, and interface customization of our Primo VE discovery layer. We will present a case study, describing our work in addressing student confusion around locating physical items in the library. We will explain methods for prioritizing and selecting a user experience issue, developing research questions, determining an appropriate methodology for data gathering, designing usability assessments, and using student assistants to administer the tests and collect data. We will also discuss our implementation process, which incorporates communication and coordination among library units.
Usability Testing & Primo VE Customization for Beginners. Kaci Resau, Washington and Lee University.
For those without user experience or a systems background, conducting usability testing and customizing Primo VE can feel overwhelming. This presentation, aimed at participants with beginner/intermediate level experience, will focus on the work conducted at Washington & Lee University to build a culture of usability within the library, and the ups and downs of the UX process. Additionally, this session will look at specific customizations that can be made to Primo VE pre-and post-usability study including changes to the language, customizing the brief and full record, adding a problem report form, and expanding location details. This session will also look at the procedures at W&L for implementing changes to discovery and the roadblocks faced both internally and externally throughout that process.