Music Discovery Requirements: A Guide to Optimizing Interfaces
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This is an English language version of the German language article cited below. “Discovery” has become a library buzzword but it refers to a traditional concept: enabling users to find library information and materials. Discovery was first facilitated by print indexes and card catalogs, then later by online library catalogs and search engines. Today, the discovery environment is changing rapidly both within libraries and externally. Within the library realm, FRBR, RDA, discovery tools, and faceted browsing are key factors related to these changes in the way our users navigate searches and encounter library data. The newest discovery interfaces aim to remove barriers between different types of data and incorporate aspects of non-library online searching environments familiar to users. When discovery interfaces work well, everyone benefits: the library’s collections are more fully exposed, and users do not have to adhere to nor struggle with the shortcomings of complicated search vocabularies and strategies. Discovery is optimized.
Newcomer, Nara L. mit Rebecca Belford, Deb Kulczak, Kimmy Szeto, Jennifer Matthews, und Misti Shaw. “Anforderungen an Musik-Discovery-Systeme: Handreichungen zur Optimierung von Benutzeroberflächen.” [“Music Discovery Requirements: A Guide to Optimizing Interfaces.”] trans. Torsten Senkbeil and Cordula Werbelow. Forum Musikbibliothek 34, no. 2 (July 2013): 14-23. https://oa.slub-dresden.de/ejournals/fmb/article/view/169/150 This is an English language version of the German language article cited below. The published German language article is freely available at: https://oa.slub-dresden.de/ejournals/fmb/article/view/169/150