Usability testing

As we move the “Portal’s” sandbox implementation into production we plan on doing some usability testing. Below are the question we will be asking:

  1. Identify the library or archive holding the papers of Dorothy Day.
  2. Find a record whose author is Graham Greene. Create an account, then add the Graham Greene record to your favorites, tagging it as “ggreene.”
  3. Locate resources, including primary resources, on the Catholic Conference for Interracial Justice.
  4. Find a set of records on the topic of “Catholic social action.” Choose 1-3 from the retrieved set and email them to yourself for future reference.
  5. Locate materials on the topic of sermons and the Lutheran church.
  6. Who owns “Our Sunday Visitor Records”? What telephone number would you call in order to schedule a time to visit the collection?
  7. Which library has the most French-language materials in the “Portal”?
  8. What is the most frequently used word in the pamphlet owned by Notre Dame entitled “Pastoral instruction for the application of the Decree of the Second Vatican Ecumenical Council on the Means of Social Communication”? (hint: see the record with the call number BV 4319).
  9. How would you describe the overall scope of the collection?

Wish us luck.

Author: Eric Lease Morgan

I am a librarian first and a computer user second. My professional goal is to discover new ways to use computers to provide better library services. I use much of my time here at the University of Notre Dame developing and providing technical support for the Catholic Research Resources Alliance -- the "Catholic Portal".

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