EBSCOhost interface enhancements coming soon

EBSCO has announced a few enhancements to their user interface coming down the pike.  Nothing too major, but these do seem to be solid usability improvements.

EBSCOhost interface enhancements

Search Results enhancements

A few noticeable differences appear in the search results (view image).

Enhancements include:

Search Box area

  • The “Add a Row” has been replaced with +/-.
  • Maximum size & width of custom logo will be enforced. The current on-screen recommendation in EBSCOadmin is set below the maximum allowed.

Search Results

  • Updated styling, including the font, allows for additional display space.
  • Streamlined layout relocates the number of records returned by the search to directly above the Results List and page navigation to the bottom below the results.
  • Selecting a Limiter, such as Full Text, will immediately update the Results List without the need to click an “Update” button.
  • The “Preview” and “Folder” icons move to align together to the right side of the column, maintaining a consistent location. Publication type icons now appear below the title.
  • Preview hover is now centered inside the screen.
  • Expand/Collapse controls move to the outside corners (includes right column).

Changes are scheduled to roll out Oct. 29, 2013.  Stay tuned.

 

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