I-Share Changes Case Study Published by Library Faculty
Professors Beth Cox, Stephanie Graves, Andrea Imre, and Cassie Wagner's report on changing the default search in I-Share from the Morris Library-only catalog to the full consortial catalog was recently published as a chapter in of New Directions in Information Organization.
The librarians detail the technical steps needed to implement the change and then assess the impact of the changes with a usabilty study and an analysis of book borrowing statistics. As Morris Library staff hoped when the shift was made, more books were borrowed, even though some aspects of the catalog interface turned out to need improvement.
New Directors in Information Organization is the seventh volume in the Library and Information Science from Emerald Publishing. You can see the abstracts of this and other chapters in the book at http://www.emeraldinsight.com/books.htm?issn=1876-0562&volume=7.