The Ivy Plus shared Discovery activities at two round robin sessions on Oct. 27 and Oct. 29, 2020. These topics were covered by all or nearly all presenters.

  • Adapting to operational changes resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic
  • Presenting HathiTrust Emergency Temporary Access Service (ETAS) links in the discovery system

Brown University: Hector Correa and Cathy Weng

  • Upgraded from Solr 4 to Solr7
  • Improved CJK (Chinese, Japanese, Korean) language search
  • Holdings analytics

Columbia University: Breck Witte

  • Blacklight UI changes to simplify actions/options presented to user
  • Providing user options for physical items to see item itself or a scan

Cornell University: Huda Khan and Melissa Wallace

  • Moved from Solr to AWS
  • Using Spotlight for online exhibits
  • Linked Data for Pathways project
  • Virtual shelf browse

Dartmouth University: Mark Mounts

  • Improving access to special collections

Duke University: Maggie Dickson

  • Arclight for archival discovery
  • Subject headings – remapping outdated, harmful subject headings

Harvard University:  Amy Deschenes and Claire DeMarco

  • UI research shows importance of making HOLLIS search front and center on library website
  • Use of Journey Maps to capture user research

Johns Hopkins University: Alistair Morrison

  • Scalable approach to adding links to online items corresponding to print items
  • Virtual shelf browse
  • Databases List built on FOLIO framework

Massachusetts Institute of Technology:  J Darcy Duke

  • Taking digitization request via Aeon
  • Timdex API to search MIT resources
  • Working on computational access to collections

Princeton University: Kevin Reiss

  • Developed a Ruby Gem for fulfillment in Blacklight

Stanford University: Sarah Seestone

  • Using feature flags in Blacklight
  • Showing calendars in Blacklight
  • Added more sources to Blacklight search results bento

University of Chicago: David Bietila

  • Moving to FOLIO in Summer 2021
  • Preparing VuFind for FOLIO migration, paring back modifications
  • Using LUNA for digital collections
  • Adding Open Access options to search UI
  • Developed DOI service used in multiple websites that uses RegEx to detect a DOI entered in search box then sends it to a resolver
  • Service dashboard

University of Pennsylvania: Emily Morton-Owens

  • Added databases section to bento search result, using Alma records
  • Added Colenda digital collections to discovery
  • Expert Help widget added to discovery UI that recommends expert based on subjects found in search results

Yale University: Kalee Sprague

  • Implementing Article Plus with Summon