Taking the Long Way Around: Improving the Display of HathiTrust Records in Primo
AbstractAs with any shared format for serializing data, Primo’s PNX records have limits on the types of data which they pass along from the source records and into the Primo tool. As a result of these limitations, PNX records do not currently have a provision for harvesting and transferring rights information about HathiTrust holdings that the Kansas State University (KSU) Library system indexes through Primo. This created a problem, since Primo was defaulting to indicate that all HathiTrust materials were available to KSU Libraries (K-State Libraries) patrons, when only a limited portion of them actually were. This disconnect was infuriating some library users, and creating difficulties for the public services librarians. There was a library-wide discussion about removing HathiTrust holdings from Primo altogether, but it was decided that such a solution was an overreaction. As a consequence, the library IT department began a crash program to attempt to find a solution to the problem. The result was an application called hathiGenius.
HathiTrust Digital Library, "Welcome to HathiTrust!" accessed March 4, 2018, https://www.hathitrust.org/about.
Sunshine Carter and Stacie Traill, "Essential Skills and Knowledge for Troubleshooting E-Resources Access Issues in a Web-Scale Discovery Environment," Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship 29, no. 1 (2017): 7, https://doi.org/10.1080/1941126X.2017.1270096.
Jacquie Samples and Ciara Healy, "Making It Look Easy: Maintaining the Magic of Access," Serials Review 40, no. 2 (2014): 114, https://doi.org/10.1080/00987913.2014.929483.
Maria Collins and William T. Murray, "SEESAU: University of Georgia's Electronic Journal Verification System," Serials Review 35, no. 2 (2009): 80, https://doi.org/10.1080/00987913.2009.10765216.
Karen Calhoun, Diane Cellentani, and OCLC, eds., Online Catalogs: What Users and Librarians Want: An OCLC Report (Dublin, Ohio: OCLC, 2009): 20, https://www.oclc.org/content/dam/oclc/reports/onlinecatalogs/fullreport.pdf.
Rice Majors, "Comparative User Experiences of Next-Generation Catalogue Interfaces," Library Trends; Baltimore 61, no. 1 (Summer 2012): 191, https://scholarcommons.scu.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1132&context=library.
Marlena Barber, Christopher Holden, and Janet L. Mayo, "Customizing an Open Source Discovery Layer at East Carolina University Libraries "The Cataloger's Role in Developing a Replacement for a Traditional Online Catalog," Library Resources & Technical Services 60, no. 3 (July 2016): 184, https://journals.ala.org/index.php/lrts/article/view/6039; Benjamin Pennell and Jill Sexton, "Implementing a Real-Time Suggestion Service in a Library Discovery Layer," Code4Lib Journal, no. 10 (June 2010): 5, https://journal.code4lib.org/articles/3022.
Jody Condit Fagan et al., "Usability Test Results for a Discovery Tool in an Academic Library," Information Technology and Libraries 31, no. 1 (March 2008): 99, https://doi.org/10.6017/ital.v31i1.1855.
Dan Moore and Nathan Mealey, "Consortial-Based Customizations for New Primo UI," The Code4Lib Journal, no. 34 (October 25, 2016), http://journal.code4lib.org/articles/11948.
Lesley M. Moyo, "Electronic Libraries and the Emergence of New Service Paradigms," The Electronic Library, 22, no. 3 (2004): 221, https://www.emeraldinsight.com/doi/full/10.1108/02640470410541615.
Kelsey Brett, Ashley Lierman, and Cherie Turner, "Lessons Learned: A Primo Usability Study," Information Technology and Libraries, 35, no. 1 (March 2016): 20, https://ejournals.bc.edu/ojs/index.php/ital/article/view/8965.
Fagan et al., "Usability Test Results for a Discovery Tool in an Academic Library," 84.