Ivies+ Discovery Day

Monday, April 27th 2015 at Yale University

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9:00am-9:30am Registration and coffee hour
9:30am-9:45 am Introduction and welcome

Discovery show and tell:

In this round robin session, presenters get 5 minutes each to give a live demo of their discovery systems, sharing what services they use, what works well, and what they wish they could change. Q&A to follow.

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11:00am-11:15am Break

Assessment and usability:

Part 1 of this session focuses on quantitative data, examining user traffic from across institutions in search of trends and larger themes. Want to contribute a week of your data?  Click the button to the right to sign up!

In part 2 we’ll shift gears and look at qualitative data, using a case study from a member institution as a springboard for discussion. Q&A to follow.

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12:15pm-1:00pm Lunch

Impact: transforming data into action 

Building on the morning sessions, we will look at how we teach and support discovery systems and how these practices can be influenced by assessment and usability findings.  Want to talk about changes you have made (or wish to make) based on information gained through usability/assessment studies? Sign up to do a demo!

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1:45pm-2:00pm Break

What do we all really want?

What do we want in a discovery layer? And how does this vary based on roles and responsibilities?  We’ll break out by functional role to imagine our dream systems and then reconvene to discuss responses.

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2:45pm-3:00pm Break

Wrap Up

A final chance to recap discussion, revisit ideas, and address questions and comments that came up throughout the day. At the end of the session, we hope to identify some commonalities across our discovery systems and move forward with some common language, which may be used for future collaboration.

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