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Who’s the Student? Users Teach Librarians To Embrace Primo

O’Reilly, M. Anne and Richards, Maureen (2018) Who’s the Student? Users Teach Librarians To Embrace Primo. In: Ex Libris Northeast Users Group Conference, October 11-12, 2018, SUNY University of Albany.

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Abstract

Librarians have been slow to fully embrace web-scale discovery tools like Primo. At the City University of New York (CUNY), many libraries are featuring Primo as the default search on their library homepage while preserving links to the catalog and databases. Not surprisingly, with Primo front and center, its use continues to increase. Students like it and quickly learn to navigate its basic features. This session will highlight why using and teaching Primo should no longer be seen as merely an option. We will touch on some of its inherent weaknesses and its many benefits. We will also review CUNY’s use of SFX statistics to understand how Primo is accessed.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Other)
Event Title:Ex Libris Northeast Users Group Conference
Subjects:Primo
Divisions:Regional User Groups (RUGs) > Ex Libris Northeast User Group (ENUG)
ID Code:1766
Deposited By: Al Cornish
Deposited On:26 Oct 2018 03:41
Last Modified:26 Oct 2018 03:41

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