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FirstSearch Advisory Group. Verletta Kern, University of Washington Libraries. What are we doing?. Started June 2012 12 librarians, 11 libraries

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FirstSearch Advisory Group

Verletta Kern,

University of Washington Libraries


What are we doing?

  • Started June 2012

  • 12 librarians, 11 libraries

  • Goal: “…to present a unified, consistent and contemporary search experience that fits users’ expectations for modern, simple content discovery, while maintaining the experts capabilities for staff.” (OCLC Cooperative eNews, July 2012)


How are we doing it?

  • One-on-one virtual usability testing

  • Virtual meetings

  • Prototype feedback

  • Usability testing


What does it look like?


Advanced Search


Advanced Search Limits


Brief Display


Detailed Display


Staff View—Detailed Record


Articles too!


How does it compare to the WorldCat Local Enhancement Recommendations?


Contents Display


Performers Displayed (511)


More Performers Display


More Performers Display


Name Authority Headings


Uniform Title Display (240)


Uniform Title Browse List


Added Entries (7xx $t)


Added Entries (7xx $t)


Added Entries (7xx $t)


Genre Headings (655)


Number of Musical Instruments or Voices (048)


Number of Musical Instruments or Voices (048)


Productions Notes (518)


Production Notes (518)


Coming Soon…

  • Display of the Musical Presentation Statement (254)

    • Full score

    • Miniature score

    • Vocal score, etc.

  • 7xx $t coming in April

  • Genre Headings coming in April


What’s next?

  • Usability testing with 6 music graduate students

  • Open beta testing late February

  • Open migration to new FirstSearch starts July 2013

  • New and old versions of FirstSearch to run parallel for 1 year


Questions?

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Discussion Questions

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Example from the OCLC Bibliographic Formats & Standards

Medium of Musical Performance (382)

‡a Medium of performance: A term that indicates the instrumental, vocal, and/or other medium of performance.

100 1 Stravinsky, Igor, ‡d 1882-1971.

240 1 0 Symphonie de Psaumes

382 mixed voices ‡a orchestra

100 1 Beethoven, Ludwig van, ‡d 1770-1827.

240 1 0 Sonatas, ‡m piano ‡n no. 14, op. 27, no. 2, ‡r C# minor

382 piano

383 0 no. 14, ‡b op. 27, no. 2 384 C# minor


Music Publisher Number (028)

Score Publisher Number

Recording Publisher Number


Dream list of features from a music user’s point of view?

Create a prioritized list with special attention to the top three items.

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Usability Testing Questions

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