Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2-2-2017

Keywords

libraries, usability, facets

Abstract

Rapid A/B-like usability testing was employed in an effort to determine the optimal efficacy of and end user satisfaction with post-search delimiters (facets) being placed on the right vs. left side of the results screen in a resource discovery layer. Based on a survey of library visitors (n=17), results suggest a facets-on-the-left design draws more attention to limits (p=.20) and is preferred by patrons (p=.07). Best practices for customization are also discussed.

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