Describing what is being searched

What was decided upon? (e.g. what has been updated or changed?) The new library search provides a one-stop search option for all VU collections, such as: books/e-books, media, digital collections, special collections, etc. as well as most content from online research databases, such as: journal, newspaper, and magazine articles, book chapters, legal documents, etc.

Why was this decided? (e.g. explain why this decision was reached. It may help to explain the way a procedure used to be handled pre-Alma) Based on peer sites, we recommended: (1) Clear descriptions without jargon, include information about improvements; (2) benefit of sign in; (3) include a link to a help document; (4) include what is not being searched–see British Library; (5) visually represent what is being searched; (6) use friendly, consistent terminology throughout the site, including image labels. The Library Advisory Committee worked on the final text as a group. The design for the visual was inspired by UT Knoxville’s image. It would be helpful to have a button on the main page such as “Need help?” This could • be a link to an FAQ page for logon problems, not finding what they need; • with link to AskUs; • an explanation of how call numbers work (based on comments to the left in this document); • how to find non-book/journal materials; • separate explanations of what ILL is; • how faculty delivery works and how to access it

Who decided this? (e.g. what unit/group) User Interface

When was this decided?

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