B08. Enhancing Resource Discovery with VuFind

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Session Type: 
Break Out Session

Discovery search tools have the advantage of creating a one-stop search option that reaches across a variety of resource collections: from the library catalog to periodical databases to in-house research guides. After finally implementing a popular Web-scale discovery service, we were initially pleased to offer this convenience to our students; however, we were not completely satisfied with the user interface, which combined all results in a single list. The open source VuFind discovery layer, configured to a three-column display, has proven to be a useful solution for creating a discovery experience that meets our user needs. This presentation will demonstrate our VuFind interface and suggest how the three-columned results foster an understanding of “Information Creation as Process.”

Contact Information for Proposal Submission
Principle Contact Name (Last, First): 
DeCoster, Daisy
Presenting Member: 
Daisy DeCoster (Saint Peter's University)
Hao Zeng (Saint Peter's University)