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Redesign EDS interface
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EBSCO Discovery Service comes with a default interface out-of-the-box. It has a handful of configuration ('branding') settings to change basic elements of the design, such as adding a logo, customising the colour scheme, and adjusting which links are present in the toolbar. We can also add any amount of Javascript and CSS to different types of pages through the 'bottom branding'.

Our interface currently look like this:

Basic search

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Search results

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We would like to further adjust configuration settings (T269932) and then update the overall design of this page to ensure we strike the right balance between a simple, accessible, interface and the range of research tools editors are looking for. The resulting design should be consistent with that of the new Library Card homepage (T268342), such that users aren't confused by a totally new design scheme.

We have created a document collating some research on design principles for library search results at https://docs.google.com/document/d/1gHMDDNWoNodjJGtXz3A-yZpLxZpi4mjAEBlKVdCJWtQ/edit.

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Samwalton9 triaged this task as Medium priority.Dec 11 2020, 2:16 PM

We're almost certainly going to not have a 100% match between our holdings and what users actually have access to. We should think about the user workflow for reporting content a user is unable to access. Maybe a button on each entry to flag it via some kind of system which notifies us.

Samwalton9 claimed this task.

We didn't get a chance to really dive into this, but I've made some color adjustments which match the new Wikipedia Library design which should be good enough for now.