Research Guides Usability Study - Pashia & Walsh
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Presentation given at ALA Annual Meetings in Chicago, June 29, 2013.

Presentation given at ALA Annual Meetings in Chicago, June 29, 2013.

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  • 1. Research Guides Usability Study Presenters: Angela Pashia Andrew Walsh Additional Contributors: Adriana Gerena Aundryel Breland
  • 2. Research Guides = LibGuides (Springshare) GALILEO = GeorgiA LIbrary LEarning Online A tale of two systems: Research Guides vs. GALILEO
  • 3. Research Questions What are the parts of the current design that cause the most difficulty for students? What terminology makes sense to students? What insights can we gain from Google Analytics data? How can we best improve the design?
  • 4. Usability Tests: Gauging use of the current design
  • 5. Education General Resources Libguide
  • 6. Usability Testing: Common Issues Using Libguides search box to find articles Difficulty understanding role of Libguides in research process Trouble navigating to a specific guide from Libguides homepage
  • 7. Focus Groups: Evaluate the prototype design
  • 8. Before:
  • 9. After:
  • 10. Google Analytics
  • 11. Libguides Search Data /search.php?iid=204&c=0&search=academic+search+premier /search.php?iid=204&c=0&search=a+rose+for+emily /search.php?iid=204&c=0&search=Butt,+L.+a.+(2007).+Culture,+Health+
  • 12. User Navigation Paths
  • 13. User Navigation Paths
  • 14. Where do we go from here? Leverage these findings to apply a standard template to all research guides & make changes at the admin level. Monitor Google Analytics to watch for trends in how students are using the guides. More marketing!