Discovery | Annual Meeting Symphony IV
May 15, 2024 11:45 AM - 12:30 PM(America/Chicago)
20240515T1145 20240515T1230 America/Chicago Design-Oriented Research Using the Primo Search API: Developing Research Prototypes To Study Exploratory Search Behaviour The University of Regina Library established a research partnership with a computer science researcher with expertise in interactive information retrieval. This partnership leverages the Primo Search API to facilitate design-oriented research (Fallman, 2003) in digital library search interfaces. For several years, graduate students in computer science have used the Primo Search API to develop and test exploratory search interface prototypes for their thesis research. In this presentation, we will discuss the key principle underlying this approach and how it differs from how libraries and vendors typically approach design questions. We will provide several examples of research projects completed or underway, including some of the benefits for graduate students and the challenges they face when working with the Primo Search API. Finally, we will describe a student project that has moved beyond the research prototype phase and is now deployed as an enhancement to Ex Libris Primo at our institution. Symphony IV Ex Libris Knowledge Days and ELUNA Events 2024 eluna-conf-planning@exlibrisusers.org
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The University of Regina Library established a research partnership with a computer science researcher with expertise in interactive information retrieval. This partnership leverages the Primo Search API to facilitate design-oriented research (Fallman, 2003) in digital library search interfaces. For several years, graduate students in computer science have used the Primo Search API to develop and test exploratory search interface prototypes for their thesis research. In this presentation, we will discuss the key principle underlying this approach and how it differs from how libraries and vendors typically approach design questions. We will provide several examples of research projects completed or underway, including some of the benefits for graduate students and the challenges they face when working with the Primo Search API. Finally, we will describe a student project that has moved beyond the research prototype phase and is now deployed as an enhancement to Ex Libris Primo at our institution.
Alma, Primo
See concrete examples of graduate student research projects built using the Primo Search API
Learn benefits and challenges of using the Primo Search API for search user interface prototyping
Learn about the difference between research-oriented design and design-oriented research (Fallman 2003) and how it can inform the development of innovative search interfaces.
Associate Dean (Research)
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University of Regina
Professor
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University of Regina
 Heather Cribbs
Systems Librarian
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Cal Poly
 Kun Lin
Programmer Analyst IV
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University Of Southern California
 Stacie Traill
Discovery and Metadata Systems Lead
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University Of Minnesota Twin Cities
Design-Oriented Research Using the Primo Search...
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