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Thursday, October 8 • 10:45am - 11:30am
DT02: Helping Students "Get It": Redesigning 360 Link to Improve Access to Full Text

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Over the last decade, much investment has been made in improving discovery of content while little attention was paid to improving the ability for end-users to link to and access full-text of desired materials. Bonnie Imler will share details of ongoing usability research on the struggles students encounter with link resolver menus. Inspired by Imler’s early research, learn how 360 Link has evolved and dramatically improved the user experience over the last year and, now offers linking reliability for end-users. Eddie Neuwirth will also cover other topics like: Mechanics of linking: OpenUrl vs. Index Enhanced Direct Linking and User Interface design, enhancements and best practices.

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Bonnie Imler

Library Director, Penn State University (Altoona)
Bonnie Imler is the Library Director at Penn State Altoona and the Web Usability and Assessment Coordinator for Penn State University Libraries. Her research focus is on User Experience (UX) and specifically actual student usage of library electronic resources. She has conducted... Read More →
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Eddie Neuwirth

Product Manager Lead, Discovery Services, ProQuest
Eddie Neuwirth (@EddieNeuwirth), Product Manager Lead, Discovery Services for ProQuest has been a lead team member in developing the groundbreaking Summon service and next generation 360 Link link resolver. He holds an MFA degree from UCLA and has worked at several digital media... Read More →

Thursday October 8, 2015 10:45am - 11:30am CDT
Kane - 3rd Floor

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