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Firstsearch advisory group

FirstSearch Advisory Group

Verletta Kern,

University of Washington Libraries

What are we doing
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
How are we doing it?

  • One-on-one virtual usability testing

  • Virtual meetings

  • Prototype feedback

  • Usability testing

Contents display
Contents Display Recommendations?

Performers displayed 511
Performers Displayed (511) Recommendations?

More performers display
More Performers Display Recommendations?

More performers display1
More Performers Display Recommendations?

Name authority headings
Name Authority Headings Recommendations?

Uniform title display 240
Uniform Title Display (240) Recommendations?

Uniform title browse list
Uniform Title Browse List Recommendations?

Added entries 7xx t
Added Entries (7xx $t) Recommendations?

Added entries 7xx t1
Added Entries (7xx $t) Recommendations?

Added entries 7xx t2
Added Entries (7xx $t) Recommendations?

Genre headings 655
Genre Headings (655) Recommendations?

Productions notes 518
Productions Notes (518) Recommendations?

Production notes 518
Production Notes (518) Recommendations?

Coming soon
Coming Soon… Recommendations?

  • 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
What’s next? Recommendations?

  • 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? Recommendations?

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Discussion questions
Discussion Questions Recommendations?

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Medium of musical performance 382

Example from the Recommendations?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
Music Publisher Number (028) Recommendations?

Score Publisher Number

Recording Publisher Number

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

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

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Usability testing q uestions
Usability Testing Recommendations?Questions

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