You said, we did: Library hub discover

You always hope for lots of feedback when launching a new service, especially when it replaces a service as long-standing and valued as Copac. We’d like to thank everyone who has taken the time to provide us with feedback on the new Discover service.

We’ve been using this feedback to help us identify and prioritise areas for improvement, and have already made some changes based on what you’ve told us. Some examples of these are:

You said:

Make it easier to find the advanced search options.

We did:

Added an ‘advanced search’ tab, as well as the ‘more search options’ link.

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You said:

Can you bring back the option to sort results e.g. by year published, which was available in COPAC? It is very helpful if you want to find e.g. the most recent thing written by someone.

We did:

The Discover results list is now sortable by date (oldest first), date (newest first), title (A-Z), title (Z-A), and rank.

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You said:

Make it compatible with Zotero as COPAC was.

We did:

Reinstated COinS which allows Zotero and Mendeley to work on Discover.

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You said:

Fix the connector with the British Library

We did:

Worked with the British Library to enable linking from their catalogue to Discover.

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You said:

Having done a ‘Basic Search’ with too many results, it would be good when you click on ‘More Search Options’ to have the original keywords carried across to the Advanced search, rather than just reach a blank screen.

We did:

Clicking ‘More search options’ now retains your original search terms in the Advanced search screen.

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You said:

Display problem with the library live holdings data for journals – details appear briefly then disappear

We did:

Changed how we handled live holdings lookup and display to resolve this problem.

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This is a non-exhaustive list: there are other issues we’ve resolved, and some that we’re still working on and hope to be able to implement in the future. Look out for more ‘you said, we did’ blog posts with information about these.

If you’d like to let us know what you think about Library hub discover please use the ‘give feedback’ link in the footer of each page, or email help@jisc.ac.uk, with ‘Library hub discover’ in the subject line.

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