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Released November 27 2012:
Updated institutional login – Shibboleth and Athens users will be asked to select their institution as part of the institutional login procedure. User’s login preference will be remembered the next time the user logs in from the same machine. Recent changes by the service provider, Eduserv, required these changes to occur.
If users have trouble or do not see their institution listed they should contact their institution’s librarian/ information specialist to assist with access.
November 5, 2012 released:
The Navigator Chart & Download capability has been activated for all customers. This capability exists on the facets of the results page. The feature allows you to view facets results in a chart using the ‘view chart’ icon ( ). or download the data.
October 5, 2012 released:
Search history has been made easier to combine searches. Drop down connectors allows quick selection as the user's search is added to the Combine Searches box. Users still have one click capability to view query details, edit, save search or create alert. Results can be viewed by selecting the results count to view the search results.
Select records is now quicker to use with the ability to select up to 500 records at once and view the Selected record count from the search result page:
July 27, 2012 released:
‘New Search’ button on Results List, Abstract and Detailed pages – this feature will allow you to return to your default search tab with their previous databases selections:
July 18, 2012
The Engineering Village New user interface release went live on July 18, 2012.
Engineering Village released a new user interface and features. The product has been updated and refreshed to improve usability and save users time. All core functionality remains along with other functionality enhancements that include:
- Search results page is easier to scan, making it faster to find an article
- “Add search field” feature has been added to Quick Search
- More facets are visible on search results page without having to scroll down a page
- Access to Search History is quicker
- Results display options include 25, 50 and 100
- Search terms in an article are highlighted for easier viewing
Below are screen shots examples of the previous and the current user interface:
Previous Engineering Village Home:
Current Engineering Village Home page, released July 18th, 2012
In the new design, we aimed to more logically structure the page based on the user’s needs. The various “top navigational” items are placed as either true top navigation (i.e., Search, Selected Records, Settings, Bulletins) or as subcategories within the top navigation (i.e., Quick/Expert/Thesaurus/eBook Searches (under Search) and Alerts (under Settings).
Additionally, some content on the page, like the Databases box and Search tips box, are hidden under links on the search form for easy access without overwhelming the user.
Personal login has been moved to the top of the page, as a part of the header. The login is now available on all pages in EV in order to provide easy access to features like alerts, folders, and tags.
The focus was on improving the visual/structural design. All existing core functionality has been retained, with the exception of Easy Search, which has been removed from the site. The Easy Search volume represented less than 1% of all searches. One NEW feature is the Add search field on the Quick Search form. Also, Search history is now available directly below all search forms. Logged-in users can save searches and/or create alerts directly from this feature.
Previous Results Page:
Current Results Page, released July 18th, 2012
Using data from years of product testing, we re-designed the results page into an easier-to-scan page. All important actionable items are placed in a more relative place on the page, and the Refine Results box is designed to show only the top 2 facets (features) open by default while still revealing the other facet options with minimal page scrolling. Additionally, facets can now be reordered using drag-and-drop.
Additional features include an easier-to-use “Run a new search with selected facets,” which allows the user to select terms from the facets, add an additional term, and then run a new search. Also, users can choose the number of results to display on the page (25, 50, or 100).
The Results Manager, which allows users to select records to view, or select records to save, view, or download, is now located directly above the results along with the option to select the page of results. Sort options are now also available directly above the results in a drop-down. Pagination has also been placed directly above the result set.