As we have described in the past, many people express frustration with search-only discovery systems. They express these frustrations in a variety of ways, and as librarians we can listen carefully and help to articulate these needs. In doing so we expose the gaps that exist between the tools that people long for, and what exists. If we reflect on how people adapt, and how we ourselves adapt, we have a valuable set of insights that can help to shape discovery tools and environments.
Prompting discussions, and gathering these insights are our primary goals for this ebrowsing project. We may not post here frequently, but we are working on building these discussions in a variety of ways in our professional organizations and university communities. We see this site as a place to share project updates, and to periodically reflect on the current environment. We would love to hear from you. Please let us know your thoughts, concerns, and critique.