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Friday, June 7 • 10:30am - 11:30am
The Big Fix: Bento, Primo, and Acadia

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This year the Acadia University Library made some big changes to the library website and the way electronic services are delivered. Acadia revamped its website to a “search” orientation. This new website included the incorporation of a bento-style search over the Primo discovery layer, as well as, boxes to make it easier to find journals, databases, reserves, archives, and information on the library website. In tandem, the system staff developed a site to track the website usage, including search terms, hourly usage, types of browsers, on and off campus use and a heat map. We also came one step closer to single sign on for our patrons, allowing faculty, staff and students to log into both Novanet and Relais with their Acadia credentials. We learned a lot and would now like to share our experience. In this session, Jennifer will demonstrate both sites and discuss issues that were discovered including problems with categorizations in Primo, cataloguing errors, and the exclusion of important sources. Josh D’Entremont, Acadia’s Library Technology Specialist, will be on hand to answer any technical questions about the backend development of single sign on, the bento box, and the stats/usage site.

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Josh D’Entremont

Library Technology Specialist, Acadia University
Josh d'Entremont is the Library Technology Specialist for the Vaughan Memorial Library at Acadia University. He is a graduate of Acadia's Jodrey School of Computer Science.
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Jennifer Richard (She/her)

Electronic Resources Librarian, Acadia University
Jennifer Richard is an academic librarian with liaison responsibilities in the sciences and electronic resource management as a primary coordinating responsibility. During her twenty two year career at Acadia, she has held various positions as a librarian including, digital initiatives... Read More →

Friday June 7, 2019 10:30am - 11:30am NDT
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