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Virtual Browsing with Primo & Syndetics Unbound

Jeffcoat, Heather and Slutskaya, Sofia (2019) Virtual Browsing with Primo & Syndetics Unbound. In: ELUNA 2019 Annual Meeting, April 29-May 3, 2019, Atlanta, GA.

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Abstract

The objective of this session is to help Alma/Primo libraries make decisions about selecting virtual browsing products and integrating them with the new Primo UI. When the Georgia Tech Library relocated the majority of its physical collection to an off-site storage facility, it became increasingly important to provide a virtual browsing experience to our patrons. In this session we will discuss what criteria could be considered to evaluate various virtual browsing options including Primo's native virtual shelf. The session will touch upon such evaluation criteria as user expectations; compatibility with Primo and other products already owned by Georgia Tech Library; complexity of implementation and maintenance; and the solution’s sustainability over time. It will also cover our reasons for selecting Syndetics Unbound, questions we considered during the set up, and challenges we experienced. The benefits and shortcomings of the Syndetics Unbound Virtual Browse Shelf will also be highlighted. Finally, we will address Georgia Tech librarians’, undergraduate and graduate patrons’ feedback about using Syndetics Virtual Browse Shelf, features they find attractive and potential improvements they recommend. At the conclusion of this session, attendees will be able to make an educated decision about implementing Syndetics at their own institutions.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Other)
Event Title:ELUNA 2019 Annual Meeting
Subjects:Primo
Divisions:ELUNA Conference Proceedings
ID Code:1838
Deposited By: Eluna Programs
Deposited On:07 Jun 2019 00:11
Last Modified:07 Jun 2019 00:11

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