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What members said about LASR Alpha V 0.2

From the 23 Oct to 6 Nov 2013 the final alpha version (0.2) of the Libraries Australia search interface was available for review. Feedback was received from: 7 state libraries 3 university libraries 1 provider of library services 2 unidentifiable more…

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Feedback on Libraries Australia Search Alpha v0.2 has now closed

Thanks for your Feedback Feedback on the Libraries Australia Search Alpha version 0.2 has now closed. Thanks for your help improving Libraries Australia Search!

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Version 0.2 of the new Libraries Australia Search interface

An alpha version 0.2 of the new Libraries Australia Search (LA Search Alpha) is now available for Libraries Australia users to try out and provide feedback. Alpha version 0.1 was released to members during May and June. The functionality was more…

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What members said about the LASR Alpha v0.1

Version 0.1 of the Libraries Australia search interface was made available to members for comment over three weeks during May and June 2013. Close to 60 feedback submissions were made and several members worked with us via email to further more…

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Thanks for your feedback!

Feedback on the Libraries Australia Search Alpha version 0.1 has closed. We’ve had close to 60 feedback submissions ranging from a distaste for the yellow highlighting linked to the preview pane; to problems with dewey classification searches; to comments on more…

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Reminder – Feedback on the new Libraries Australia Search (LA Search Alpha)

A reminder that the alpha version of the new Libraries Australia Search (LA Search Alpha) is available to try out and provide feedback. We ask that feedback be provided no later than this Sunday 16 June 2013. There is an more…

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Customising Libraries Australia – automatically!

During our site visits to members, we noticed that different users have different search preferences. Some prefer to use simple search most of the time, others always like to begin with an advanced search looking for titles “as a phrase”, more…

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Project update

Stage 2 of the project was completed in December on schedule. The three key deliverables from this stage were: the new Libraries Australia Search database (MySQL database and SOLR indexes) new Loader software. This receives records from CBS , the more…

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Coming up with better designs, faster

  After completing the user research stage of the project the team had a much clearer understanding of the issues we needed to address to improve the user’s experience of Libraries Australia search . My responsibility as the user interface more…

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Searching with the “limit to” checkboxes

When we opened the can of worms that is asking users “what doesn’t work well?”, we received hundreds of comments which we dilligently categorised, factorised, summarised, memorised and theorised about. One of our categories was called “limits”. We ended up more…

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