It’s all about the search box – how you can influence DiscoverEd

We are looking for your help to assist us in making decisions on the search options and text used in our new Discovery service DiscoverEd.

As part of the move to Discovered, two user groups have been set up to help with planning and implementation.

The Library Discovery Group is made up of staff from Library & Collections and User Services Division within Information Services while the Discovery User Group is made up of students and academic staff from around the University. Though two distinct groups, there is some crossover, and the two groups will feed into each other regarding training, communications, promotion and user testing.

At this early stage, we have been asking the groups to do some user testing by looking at other university libraries that also use the Discovery service Primo and comparing what they like or don’t like about certain aspects of those services.

We would like to invite you to take part in this exercise.

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We are pleased to announce that the winning name for the University of Edinburgh Library’s new discovery service is DiscoverEd.

The first person to enter this name was Andy Todd and he received a £50 National Book token from Stuart Lewis, Head of Research and Learning Services and Acting Director of Library and University Collections. Congratulations to Andy!

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Andy Todd (left) and Stuart Lewis (right)

We received over 200 entries to the competition and we would like to say a big THANK YOU to all who took the time to enter.

DiscoverEd is coming soon – watch this space!

Find more about the new Library Discovery service.