Trends in Discovery: The Bento Approach

Library discovery systems are currently at a crossroads. Over the last 15 years, library discovery services have evolved through: federated search systems employing broadcast searching; web-scale discovery systems (WSDS) systems that pre-harvest full-text and heterogeneous metadata content and aggregate the text and metadata into a single integrated index; and hybrid bento style systems that use federated search, WSDS targets, and local information services to construct a partitioned screen display with content grouped into separate, designated screen zones. This presentation will examine discovery system approaches in the light of user needs and search behaviors, as revealed in detailed search and clickthrough transaction log analyses. The advantages of the bento approach will be discussed.

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Intermediate UX & Discovery
Location: Crestone A Date: November 12, 2017 Time: 9:00 am - 9:45 am photo of William H. Mischo William H. Mischo photo of Michael Norman Michael Norman Mary Schlembach