Posts tagged with search in Blog Library Tech Talk

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July 31, 2018
  • Ken Varnum
The new University of Michigan Library Search interface, the discovery interface for library resources at the U-M Library, was launched on July 30, 2018.
New Search Interface
November 6, 2017
  • Ken Varnum
How the University of Michigan Library is unifying the user experience of discovery across multiple kinds of information, from the catalog to licensed content, from subject expertise to library webpages and LibGuides.
U-M Library website from seven years ago
September 9, 2015
  • Colin Smith Fulton
The next version of Mirlyn ( is going to take some time to create, but let's take a peek under the hood and see how the next generation of search will work.
University of Michigan Library search
February 18, 2015
  • Jodee J Jernigan
Search is the cornerstone of the library website, and the primary goal of our online presence: to help users find resources and information so that they can do their work.
Screenshot of U-M Library's Gateway page
November 19, 2014
  • Ken Varnum
Does adding links to popular databases change user searching behavior? An October 2013 change to the University of Michigan Library’s front page gave us the opportunity to conduct an empirical study and shows that user behavior has changed since the new front page design was launched.
Word cloud showing frequency of incorrect spellings of database names
August 20, 2014
  • Ken Varnum
More than 15% of user searches for the seven most commonly used databases on the University of Michigan Library’s website were misspellings of the database name. We looked through our search logs for the three months spanning January 1-April 2, 2014, to find correct and likely incorrect search queries.