Primo Central Presentation by Tianmu Zhang & Chris Mitchell
Introducing Primo CentralChristopher Mitchell, Mark Baggett, Tianmu Zhang
Definitions Web-Scale Central Discovery Index A pre-harvested The collection central index index of local and coupled with a remote processed richly featured metadata and full discovery layer . text.
Grand Valley State University Using the Summon service (Serials Solutions) Purpose of Study: Will Summon have an impact on the use of library resources during its first semester of implementation?
Their Findings Increase: – Use of full-text resources from full-text databases and online journal collections – Monograph usage Decrease: – Use of traditional abstracting/indexing databases
Tri-University Group (TUG) Group includes Guelph, Waterloo, and Wilfrid Laurier
Their Questions Does adding this index enhance the discovery experience of our users? Does it impact the workload of library staff? What does web-scale discovery mean for information literacy?
Unresolved Issues Did not share results or responses. Provided info about how they implemented and examples of types of questions asked.
Sample Scenarios• “Please search for the journal article title Strategic decision-making. Could you tell me if you find the search results easy to understand? Why, or why not?”• “I‟d like to draw your attention to the facet „Expand beyond library collections‟. Before I ask you to click on it, could you tell me what it means to you?”
“Immediate Tweak” Changed facet order Before: After:
How has it been implemented? Looked at 16 institutions The overwhelming majority: – PRIMO Central is not the default search option – Options available to expand beyond collections – Some still in beta
Potential Survey Questions How are you introducing Primo Central to students, faculty and staff? What feedback have you received about Primo Central from students, faculty, and staff? Why is Primo Central currently not the default search on your librarys website? Do you plan to make Primo Central the default search option on your library‟s site? If so, how and when do you plan to do so?