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Friday, June 7 • 3:40pm - 4:40pm
LibX: The Small but Mighty Button for E-Resource Discovery and Access

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LibX is an open source browser extension (project site: http://www.libx.org/) that pushes access to a library’s e-resources and services out to users wherever they are on the Internet (e.g. Amazon, Wikipedia, etc.). Once installed in Firefox or Chrome, LibX appears as a button in the upper-right corner of a user's browser window (http://screencast.com/t/BNuItuTGhWd) and its functionality includes: a search box for library resources, links to library services, dynamic links back to targeted library holdings’ information for citations and books found on freely web sites, and a “reload current page with EZ Proxy” option for easy off-campus authentication. In Fall 2012, University of Connecticut (UConn) Libraries unveiled their instance of LibX along with homegrown user guides and instructional materials as well as targeted marketing and promotion efforts such as ad campaigns, short promotional videos, flash drives, and a "How Has LibX Helped You" contest. For the contest, people were invited to submit a 100 word statement about how LibX helped them. The goal is to promote LibX, but also gain insight on how LibX is being used and what features users of LibX found most helpful. This presentation will describe the successes and challenges of UConn's LibX implementation and promotion, as well as an analysis LibX usage as self-reported by users.

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Galadriel Chilton

Director of Collections Initiatives, Ivy Plus Libraries Confederation
Galadriel is the Director of Collections Initiatives for the Ivy Plus Libraries, a cooperative of 13 academic libraries. The Ivy Plus Libraries are Brown, Chicago, Columbia, Cornell, Dartmouth, Duke, Harvard, Johns Hopkins, MIT, Princeton, University of Pennsylvania, Stanford, and... Read More →

Joelle Thomas

User Experience & Media Technologies Librarian, University of Connecticut

Friday June 7, 2013 3:40pm - 4:40pm EDT
Regency Ballroom C 2 Fountain Plaza, Buffalo, NY 14202

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