Introducing    Primo CentralChristopher Mitchell, Mark Baggett, Tianmu Zhang
Definitions Web-Scale           Central  Discovery           Index A pre-harvested      The collection central index    ...
“PRIMO Central: Plain and Simple”
Basic Structure of Primo     Central Index
What Primo Central Index            Includes Local holdingsRemote hosted resources
Why libraries need it? Easy to use, one stop get all. Goes beyond Federated Search. Specialized abilities. Easy to man...
Who are the targeted audiences? Undergraduate Students Procrastinators “Hardcore” Researchers
Rich functionalities Easy implement, easy customize. Flexible relevancy-ranking  mechanism. Multi-lingual support. Pow...
Grand Valley State University  Using the Summon service (Serials   Solutions)  Purpose of Study: Will Summon have an   i...
Their Findings Increase: – Use of full-text resources from full-text   databases and online journal collections – Monogra...
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 li...
Unresolved Issues Did not share results or responses. Provided info about how they  implemented and examples of types of...
Sample Scenarios• “Please search for the journal article title  Strategic decision-making. Could you tell  me if you find ...
“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 se...
How has it been implemented?
Potential Survey Questions How are you introducing Primo Central to  students, faculty and staff? What feedback have you...
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Primo Central Presentation by Tianmu Zhang & Chris Mitchell

  1. 1. Introducing Primo CentralChristopher Mitchell, Mark Baggett, Tianmu Zhang
  2. 2. 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.
  3. 3. “PRIMO Central: Plain and Simple”
  4. 4. Basic Structure of Primo Central Index
  5. 5. What Primo Central Index Includes Local holdingsRemote hosted resources
  6. 6. Why libraries need it? Easy to use, one stop get all. Goes beyond Federated Search. Specialized abilities. Easy to manage.
  7. 7. Who are the targeted audiences? Undergraduate Students Procrastinators “Hardcore” Researchers
  8. 8. Rich functionalities Easy implement, easy customize. Flexible relevancy-ranking mechanism. Multi-lingual support. Powerful full-text finding solutions.
  9. 9. 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?
  10. 10. 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
  11. 11. Tri-University Group (TUG) Group includes Guelph, Waterloo, and Wilfrid Laurier
  12. 12. 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?
  13. 13. Unresolved Issues Did not share results or responses. Provided info about how they implemented and examples of types of questions asked.
  14. 14. 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?”
  15. 15. “Immediate Tweak” Changed facet order Before: After:
  16. 16. 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
  17. 17. How has it been implemented?
  18. 18. 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?

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