[OPEN-ILS-GENERAL] OPAC usability testing

McCanna, Terran tmccanna at georgialibraries.org
Mon Sep 29 10:30:31 EDT 2014

Hi Jim,

We haven't done any formal usability testing, but I've started informally going through each of the screens with a small working group of volunteers from our libraries to get their initial impressions and feedback - you can see their comments to date at: http://pines.georgialibraries.org/working-groups-opac2014

My plan is to pinpoint areas to customize for our local implementation, and to develop a wishlist of possible development changes that might be of broader interest to the community.

I'm interested in finding out how you and other libraries are approaching this as well.

Terran McCanna 
PINES Program Manager 
Georgia Public Library Service 
1800 Century Place, Suite 150 
Atlanta, GA 30345 
tmccanna at georgialibraries.org 

----- Original Message -----
From: "James Keenan" <jkeenan at cwmars.org>
To: "Evergreen Discussion Group" <open-ils-general at list.georgialibraries.org>
Sent: Monday, September 29, 2014 10:05:11 AM
Subject: [OPEN-ILS-GENERAL] OPAC usability testing

Hi All, 

Here at C/W MARS, we’ve been talking about doing usability testing for the OPAC for a while but haven’t gotten farther than recruiting a few libraries who might want to participate. 

Is anyone interested in developing a standard set of test actions that we might all use? Has that been done somewhere already? 

I’m interested to hear if anyone else has done anything in this line. 


Jim Keenan 

Library Applications Supervisor 

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